Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Searching for articles?

Looking for articles on a certain topic? Here's a few simple rule of thumb suggestions:
  • If you have a specific topic, search for it! Think of a few "key" words, type them in, see what you get. Don't make it too complicated, it's a fishing expedition; if you don't get something, you can always try again :-)
  • When you get too few results, try making your search more general, for example, if you're searching for alcohol poisoning prohibition blindness and don't get much, take a word out, try just alcohol poisoning prohibition...
  • On the other hand, if you get a really long list of results, you could probably be a little more specific!
  • Lastly, don't give up too soon - it may well be that a different search or a new database will get what you need. If you need help with any of this, just ask one of us.

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