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Research Guides

ARAB 491- Database Searching & Annotated Bibliography (Fall 2021)

Finding Scholarly Articles

Searching Strategies

STEP 1: Break your research question or topic into 2 or 3 keywords
STEP 2: Expand each main keyword concept into a search string consisting of synonyms or the related words. Use Boolean connector OR to string them together.
STEP 3: Use Boolean connector AND to combine all keyword strings together.