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Upward Bound- History: How to Search

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Introduction to Online Databases  (2:00)  

Search Strategies for  Finding Articles  (3:50)  

Finding Full-Text Articles  (2:46)  

The Different Types of Articles (Magazines, Journals and Newspapers)  (4:40)  

Scholarly Articles  (3:09)


    How to Search

    • Remember to seperate your keywords (ideas)
    • Notice that the word AND is already there for you
    • At least to start with, don't change anything in the drop-down menus

    • Look at the number of results your search brings you
      • It is very difficult to get a decently small number of results using JSTOR; be as specific as you can
        • try adding another keyword to your search
      • If there are no results or too few results, you're being too specific
        • take some keywords out of your search
    • Remember to consider whether the publication date is important


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