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CST (WO): Articles

Article Databases

Research Tips

Keep your search simple. 
Bad: How does watching television harm children's health?
Good: children AND television AND health

Look at your number of results. 
Too Many: Add keywords or be more specific.
Too Few: Change keywords or make them more broad.

Ask for help!  Librarians are happy to help!

What If You Get Useless or Irrelevant Articles?

1. If you get very few articles, your keywords might be too specific.   

    Instead of:  body mass index of elementary school children who eat doritos
    Try:            body mass index AND children AND junk food

2. If you get too many articles covering different aspects of the topic, your keywords might be too general.

    Instead of:     plants 
    Try:               invasive plants

3. Article authors may have used slightly different words. 

    For example, instead of soda, they may have used soft drinks.