UWRT 150 Writing Seminar (Calfo-Kalfopoulou): Quick Tips for Research

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Last Updated: May 30, 2024 1:47 PM

Tips

Keywords, not sentences. These may need to be ‘’tweaked’’ many times.  Look in titles of articles for more correct/other terminology.

USE YOUR FILTERS (when changing your search, you might have to reset these).

SUMMON searches everything, choose a database collection or a specific journal if known and/or appropriate.

‘’Quotation marks’’ turn a phrase into a single entity for the search software.

An asterisk (*) is a wild card…meaning it takes the place of a myriad possible word endings and looks for them all. For example: exhibit* looks for exhibits, exhibition, exhibited etc.

Use Advanced Search for multiple search terms.

Sometimes and article that an author references may be an article you want. It’s worth looking at these.

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