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Search Tips

Interfaces and search options vary across databases, but best practices for searching are relatively consistent. No matter which database you choose, remember these important tips.

1) Don't search wth your topic as a single phrase. Think through the elements of your topic to determine key concepts. Then place each concept in its own search bar. 

2) Use ORs to string together synonyms or related terms for core concepts. As you find relevant articles, note key terms used in those articles and add them to your search.

3) Look for the "peer reviewed" limit in each database. You can set this limit on the main search screen (before you search) or narrow your results after you've started your search.

4) Set date limits so you'll only be reading and using current research.

 

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