1. Brainstorm keywords and synonyms. Examples...
Don't forget to check the PsycARTICLES thesaurus!
2. Use AND to focus your search on a smaller result set. Examples...
3. Use OR to link synonyms and gain a larger result set. Examples...
4. Put quotations around your terms for exact searches
Example: "self esteem"
|ASK QUESTIONS TO DEFINE YOUR TOPIC||Or A 'concept map' may be helpful:|
Who? What? Where? When?
Why? How? So What?
What is the definition?
What other words could be used to research this topic?
What are some causes ?
What are some results or consequences ?
What larger social or political issues are related to this topic?