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Tips for Successful Searching
Welcome to the library guide for Doctoral Research. This guide presents relevant resources and search tips for doing doctoral level research in the library. Click the tabs above for help on finding books, journal articles, media items, web sources, and APA citation. No matter your program or topic, this guide can help.
- Use the resources on this guide to find background information on a topic--definitions, historical development, overviews, and suggestions for further reading.
- Haven’t found relevant articles after 15 minutes? Ask A Librarian
- Choose the best resources: Databases – Book catalog – Websites.
- Use the Advanced Search option and terms, restricting one concept per search box.
- Retrieving no results? Check your spelling, choose different terms (use synonyms), or change your resource.
- Too many results? Add more terms to reduce.
- Too few results? Remove terms, limits, choose a broader term or try a different database.
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