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SAEL 200 (Prof. Blevins, Fall 2020)

Article Database Search Tips

Library resources search differently from Google or other internet search engines.  One of the biggest differences is that they search best by using keywords.  What are the most important concepts in your research question or topic?  What terms can you use to describe the concepts and are there synonyms, related terms, or acronyms? Thinking through this process will provide you with a list of keywords that you can use when beginning to search article databases.  The tutorials below will talk more about this process.  If you would like a more detailed overview, you can also watch this video.

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Selecting Additional Databases