Monday, 6 February 2017

Tweaking your literature search to get relevant results

Once you've done a literature search and you start looking at the results, you might get surprised...
If you're lucky, most of the results will be actually relevant to your topic.
But very often, this won't be the case.

If most of your results are not actually on the topic you were researching, you can use the following techniques to modify your search:
  • Do the search again using a "field";
  • Limit your search by subject; or
  • Add another term to your search.
Here are detailed explanations, in video:

from Information Skills: all you need to know

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