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CITC17 Civic Engagement in a Digital Age

This guide will help you with finding resources for the final group project in CITC17.

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1.  AND:  write 'and' between different words to focus your search

 

   Example:  Search SARS and globalization and you'll only find articles with all of these terms.

 

2.  OR:  write 'or' between synonyms to expand your search

 

Example:  (SARS or "severe acute respitory syndrome")  will find articles with either of these terms.  It's important to include synonyms to ensure you find all articles relevant to your topic. For example, if you typed SARS but the article said severe acute respiratory syndrome, you would miss it if you didn't include the full name of the disease as a synonym.

 

3.  Truncation *:  Use truncation * to expand your search

 

   Example:  Globaliz* will find globalize, globalizing, and globalization.  

Use limiters to focus your search.  If you only want to find peer-reviewed articles, click peer-reviewed.  Do you need more recent articles?  Use the date limiter.