Research involves questions:
Your friend is having problems finding articles for an assignment. Your friend did the search below in Quick Search and got really unexpected and unhelpful results. Take a close look - what might your friend do differently to get better results?
Once you find a scholarly index in your subject area or discipline, you need to figure out how to search it effectively.
Because scholarly indexes usually don't handle long search statements or sentences the way Google and other web search engines can, you need to adjust your strategies.
The handy tools below can help you break down your topic into usable keywords and search statements that will work in most scholarly indexes.
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Next Steps: When you have a search phrase from either of these tools, copy it and paste it ....
A. into Quick Search. Do the search and look through your results. How many results did you find? What are your options for narrowing your search further?
B. into Google Scholar. Do the search and look through your results. How many results did you find? What are your options for narrowing your search further?