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BIOD20: Special Topics in Virology

This guide is for students in BIOD20 to help them locate topics and articles for their journal club assignment, as well as guidance on analyzing articles.

Review Your Results

Too many results? Add more keywords to narrow your search results.

Not enough results? Remove keywords or choose less specific keywords to broaden your search results. 

Spell Check! Google your keywords to make sure you spelled them correctly. Your search will not work if your search words are not spelled properly. 

Thesaurus Different databases prefer different keywords. Use the correct keywords for the database you are using. Try using the database's built in thesaurus if it has one.

Filter Your Results

If you get too many results, many databases have a "Refine Results" column (or something similar) to help you narrow your search.

Explore narrowing results by publication date (for more current articles), document type, language, or subject area.

Refine Results column in Web of Science