I'm getting no results when I search for articles in a library database. What should I do?
Last Updated: May 15, 2015 | 85 Views
Topics: Research Strategies
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If you are getting no results or too few results when searching in an article database, you will need to broaden your search.
- You may want to think of synonyms for your keywords - are there other ways to describe your topic?
- Check the Boolean connectors (AND, OR, NOT) you chose - have you combined too many terms in one search?
- If your topic is extremely specific, it is possible that there won't be a perfect article that addresses all aspects of it - but there will probably be articles that are more general or that address at least one aspect of your topic from which you can draw conclusions.