Answered By: Caprice Roberson
Last Updated: Jul 14, 2015     Views: 376

There are a few ways to search for articles.

Searching Tips:

  • Identifying the essential keywords is the most important task. Be sure to brainstorm and think of additional related keywords you might use: instead of "health benefits" substitute "nutrition" and see how that changes the results (organic food and nutrition).
  • If you find a good article, look at the subject heading/terms in the record -- click on a relevant subject term for more focused results.
  • Remember, the database is simply looking for your search term(s) across many fields, regardless of its meaning. A search using the term "race" will return articles dealing with racial issues, but may also retrieve articles about a NASCAR race or political race. Choose your search terms carefully.


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