Pearl Harvesting Synonym Ringsfor literature searching

created byRobert Sandieson,B.A. Mathematics, Ph.D. Applied PsychologyAssociate Professor, Faculty of Education, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada
Brief Instructions on how to use this wiki

  • The Premise: information retrieval is an act of communication between the information seeker, author(s), and database indexer(s).
  • The Goal: to create search synonym rings or search filters containing the search terms that can comprehensively identify specific topics.

  • The published articles linked here describe the Pearl Harvesting approach to finding and validating search terms that comprise synonym rings.
  • Once developed the search filters can be copied and pasted into the search fields of databases.
  • This list of synonym rings have been developed by those working with the Pearl Harvesting Theory but also include synonym rings developed by others.

IMPACT: The Pearl Harvesting Information Retrieval Theory is used internationally - as reported by; 28 organizations and universities, 19 graduate theses, 8 published systematic review protocols, and 16 journal articles/books/conference presentations.This wiki is viewed by people from over 50 countries.