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COMM 297 Egan: Review: Article Databases

Why use articles?

Why use articles for research?

  • For very recent, current information
  • Cover very specific subjects
  • Popular topics
  • Alternative viewpoints
  • Reports on scholarly research

The basics: searching in databases

Keywords:  ‚Äč  girls   teens    interest levels     sciences          

1. girls or teenage girls = 77,000+ results.

2. Add interest = 2,000+ results.

3. Add   science =  800+

  • Limit to scholarly journals. Checkmark the Peer Reviewed box on the left side of your screen.
  • No link to "Full Text?" The Find It button searches for the article in our other databases.
  • Which of these are original research studies? Tip: find the METHODS section.
  • Can limit by Date. Last twenty years?

4. How might we narrow this search a bit more? Geographical?

 

Education Source database

 

 

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