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RES104: Introduction to Research Writing: Search Strategies

Putting keywords in a search box is just one step to searching. Below you'll find strategies to get the best results from your searching, including selecting a database to search in, how to narrow your results, and how to save and cite them.

Step 1: Graphics

Searching isn't just putting keywords in a search box. Below is a flow chart of strategies you can use to be a more efficient and effective researcher. These strategies should work well in any library database you choose to search in.

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Step 2: Video

Step 3: Activity

Now that you've done some searching, tell us how it went. What did you find, what worked well? What do you still have questions about? We'll do our best to reply to all the questions you still have.