Answered By: Jenny Hatleberg
Last Updated: Aug 02, 2017     Views: 58

Another way to narrow your search results is to change your search terms. Can you add a more specific term related to your topic? 

Keyword searching is a search using any word or series of words related to the topic you are researching. For example searching "global warming" in the search box of a particular database will yield all records with the word "global warming" found in the abstract field or text of the article.  Remember that you may want to use different keywords to find exactly what you are looking for or add keywords to your initial search to narrow your results.  For example you can limit your search on "global warming" by using the following searches:

"global warming" and "united states"

Or you can change the keywords and search:

"climate change" and pollution

As you read the research, you may find other keywords to use to help you locate the specific information you want for your paper.

If you need further assistance in locating articles, please contact a librarian at your campus.

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