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Efficiently Searching for Scholarly Articles

About This Guide

This library guide is designed as a tutorial to walk you step-by-step through the process from choosing a research topic to using library databases to research the scholarly literature written on a topic.

Use the tabs at the side to follow each step to produce an efficient review of the literature.

Five steps for searching the scholarly literature: 1) Problem of Practice, 2) Key Concepts, 3) Search Statement, 4) Choosing a Library Database, 5) Mining Your Results

Searching is an Iterative Process--Not a One and Done Process

iterative cycle of research