Preliminary literature searching or scoping, establishes a basis for later more complex searching
Use the Library's search tool found on our homepage to discover books, articles, journals, databases and more from
Define your research question – make it answerable, make it specific and not too broad.
What are the keywords in your topic/question?
Align those keywords or phrases with your key concepts/ideas. Think of alternate terms. As you begin your preliminary searching, note down terms authors are using in their publications.
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There are a number of ways you might increase the number of relevant results if you didn’t find many relevant results in your initial searches.
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