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SOWK 3053: Social Research: Databases/Search Tips

Search Strategies

If your research topic is too broad, narrow your search to make it manageable. Sometimes it helps to add a subject group.

Use the Boolean connector AND to narrow your search with your major subject words. You can use the connector OR to broaden your search.  This connector can be used to combine synonyms or related words.  Place subject words in "quotation marks" to search the words as a phrase.  


Use the Writing & Citing webpage for more information about RefWorks.  

ProQuest RefWorks -- Direct Export