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Activity 4 - Find relevant information using your search strategy

In Activity 1 you identified the keywords from the assignment question.  Then you created a list of alternate words for each of your keywords.

In Activity 2 you combined your keywords and alternate words with a variety of search tools to create a meaningful search.

In Activity 3 you selected appropriate information sources for your different information needs.

Now you are ready to find journal articles that discuss specific arguments.

Go to the Library website.  In the DISCOVER search box, select Advanced Search.

In the Advanced Search, use your search strategy.  Combine the appropriate search tools with your keywords. 

Limit to Academic Journals.

Limit your search to the last five years

What kind of results did you get?

Do you need to narrow your search further?

Do you need to widen your search?

Do you need to change your keywords?

Do you see new keywords in the search results?

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