This is a Successive Fractions search strategy. This strategy is used when searching broad concepts with a large number of hits. It narrows the search by applying limiting techniques like Boolean operators. This is done step-by-step until the search is reduced to a manageable number of hits.
Database Used: Library Literature
Search Topic: Changing Role of the Elementary School Librarian
Concept search #1: elementary school
Results: 1,922 hits
Results: 6 hits
Results: 4 hits
I was surprised at how quickly my search results were narrowed. Unfortunately, I ended up with only 4 hits of which only 1 was relevant to what I was looking for. I need to go back and revise my concepts.