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CI 5313_CI 5314 Human Growth and Development: Search Techniques

This guide was created for Dr. Langerock's classes CI 5313 and CI 5314.

Select a Database

Watch the video or review the guide to learn how to access a subject database on the library homepage.

The video covers the following topic:

How to access a subject database.

Keyword Searching

You will retrieve better search results in most databases with keyword searching.  Watch the video or review the guide below to learn more about this technique.

The video covers the following topics:

What is keyword searching.

How to conduct a keyword search in a database.

 

ACTION RESEARCH ARTICLES

If you need articles that discuss a research study try adding the following keywords into your search string:

  • Survey
  • Research
  • Study
  • Method
  • Experiment

 

Database Search Techniques AND, OR, NOT

An understanding of basic search commands will do wonders for your search results.  Watch the video or review the guide below to learn more about the database search commands AND, OR, and NOT

The video covers the following topic:

How to use search commands AND, OR, and NOT.

Database Search Techniques Phrase Searching and Truncation

Database search commands Phrase Searching and Truncation can help you return better search results.  Watch the video or review the guide below to learn more about these useful search techniques.

The video covers the following topics:

How to use the Phrase searching command.

How to use the Truncation command.