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Searching for Information:
First Steps
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Research First Steps

For an excellent introduction to searching for scholarly information, start with a tutorial from the UC Libraries:


Searching for Scholarly Information Quick Steps:

1.  State your research question.  

2.  Decide what type of information resource will best fit your question:  

  • book?  
  • scholarly journal article?  

3.  Identify the main concepts in your research question.

4.  For each main concept, brainstorm synonyms and related concepts.

5.  Combine concepts logically, using AND / OR, to formulate your search.

6.  Enter search terms into a library catalog (books) or journal article database (articles).

     

    Using AND/OR to Find Articles

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