Answered By: Reference Staff Last Updated: Apr 10, 2019 Views: 40
If you are getting no results or too few results when searching an article database, try broadening your search.
- You may want to think of synonyms for your keywords - are there other ways to describe your topic?
The Advanced search option for searching JEWL offers suggestions when you type or after keyword(s).
Simply click on the suggested ones below the search box to add them to your search.
Below is an example of a search using related or synonyms.
If your topic is extremely specific, it's possible there won't be a perfect article that addresses all aspects of it. You may have to look at articles that discuss at least one aspect of your topic and then draw conclusions.
More Info / Source(s):
- Effective Search Strategies: Keywords
- Effective Search Strategies: Boolean Operators
- What is Boolean Searching?
- List of EBSCO Databases
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