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BSC 6840: Professional Development in Biology

Finding Articles

The key to finding articles is taking the time to initially investigate your topic, determining your focus and then creating a search strategy based on your research question. 

"There are many strategies that you may employ when looking for information in a database. When starting your search, it is important to plan out your search strategy in advance, and follow these 4 important steps to insure that you receive the results that you are looking for." (Berry College, 2020)

1. Define your topic (write a few sentences that explain what you are looking for)
2. Choose keywords (select keywords from your sentences)
3. Group like keywords together
4. Decide how groups of keywords are related.

Berry College. (2020). Search Strategies: Tips for Working with Databases: Creating Search Terms. https://libguides.berry.edu/searchstrategies

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