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How do I Conduct Research?: A Step by Step Guide: Step 4: Examples and Choosing Articles

General guide for conducting research at YSU

Search Statements in the Databases

An example of the Advanced Search Screen in Academic Search Complete:

Screenshot of search strategy in academic Search Complete

An example of the Advanced Search Screen in Opposing Viewpoints In Context:

Screenshot of search strategy in Opposing Viewpoints database

Choosing and Article

You will see many articles dealing with your topic.  To decide if an article is right for YOUR research, ask yourself does the abstract or summary answer or prove my research question or statement?

Screenshot of abstract page

Benchmark

How many search results did you find?

Re-write your search statement if necessary.