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Assessment - Search tips for hot topics

Possible terms and alternate keywords

You will want to combine some of these depending on the specific topic you are interested in:

  • Federalism OR "federal parliament" OR "federal government system" OR "national government" OR "commonwealth government"
  • benefits OR pros OR strengths
  • Australia* 

* is used to truncate a term, e.g. instead of (Australia*) we could have written (Australia OR Australian OR Australians)

" " are used to search for an exact phrase

OR is used between similar concepts, so the search will return results with one of the terms (broadens your search)

AND is used between different concepts, so the search will return results with both terms (narrows your search)

Possible terms and alternate keywords

You will want to combine some of these depending on the specific topic you are interested in:

  • democra* AND liberal AND Australia* AND senate

 

* is used to truncate a term, e.g. instead of (democra*) we could have written (democracy OR democratic OR democracies)

" " are used to search for an exact phrase

OR is used between similar concepts, so the search will return results with one of the terms

AND is used between different concepts, so the search will return results with both terms

Possible terms and alternate keywords

You will want to combine some of these depending on the specific topic you are interested in:

  • democra* OR "liberal democracy" OR "liberal democratic" OR "parliamentary democracy"
  • constitution* OR "constitutional monarchy" 
  • Australia*
  • accountab* OR transparenc* OR responsib*

* is used to truncate a term, e.g. instead of (democra*) we could have written (democracy OR democratic OR democracies)

" " are used to search for an exact phrase

OR is used between similar concepts, so the search will return results with one of the terms

AND is used between different concepts, so the search will return results with both terms

Possible terms and alternate keywords

You will want to combine some of these depending on the specific topic you are interested in:

  • democra* AND liberal AND Australia* AND ("prime minister" OR "political executive" )

 

* is used to truncate a term, e.g. instead of (democra*) we could have written (democracy OR democratic OR democracies)

" " are used to search for an exact phrase

OR is used between similar concepts, so the search will return results with one of the terms

AND is used between different concepts, so the search will return results with both terms

Possible terms and alternate keywords

You will want to combine some of these depending on the specific topic you are interested in:

  • "bill of rights" OR "citizens rights" OR "constitutional change"
  • Australia*

* is used to truncate a term, e.g. instead of (democra*) we could have written (democracy OR democratic OR democracies)

" " are used to search for an exact phrase

OR is used between similar concepts, so the search will return results with one of the terms

AND is used between different concepts, so the search will return results with both terms

Possible terms and alternate keywords

You will want to combine some of these depending on the specific topic you are interested in:

  • "Electoral system" OR "two-party system" OR "two-party preferred" OR bipartisan
  • democra* OR "liberal democracy" OR "liberal democratic" OR "parliamentary democracy"
  • Australia*

* is used to truncate a term, e.g. instead of (democra*) we could have written (democracy OR democratic OR democracies)

" " are used to search for an exact phrase

OR is used between similar concepts, so the search will return results with one of the terms

AND is used between different concepts, so the search will return results with both terms

Possible terms and alternate keywords

You will want to combine some of these depending on the specific topic you are interested in:

  • "transparent government" OR "accountable government" OR "government accountability" OR "government transparency" OR "responsible government" OR "government responsibility"
  • Parliament OR senate OR government
  • Australia*
  • accountab* OR transparenc* OR responsib*
  • liberal  AND democra*

* is used to truncate a term, e.g. instead of (democra*) we could have written (democracy OR democratic OR democracies)

" " are used to search for an exact phrase

OR is used between similar concepts, so the search will return results with one of the terms

AND is used between different concepts, so the search will return results with both terms

Possible terms and alternate keywords

You will want to combine some of these depending on the specific topic you are interested in:

  • Federalism OR "federal parliament" OR "federal political system" OR "national government" OR commonwealth
  • Democracy OR "elective government" OR "constitutional government" or "representative government"
  • "State governments" OR "state parliament" OR statism
  • "Balance of power" OR equilibrium OR "power relations"
  • Crossbenchers OR minorities OR independents
  • "Electoral system" OR "two-party system" OR "two-party prefferred"
  • Australia
  • "Compulsory voting" OR "compulsory vote"

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These Dewey (location) numbers are relevant for your subject:

Political Science    320
Systems of governments and states   321
Civil and political rights   323
The political process   324
International relations   327
Legislative process   328
Public administration   350-354

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