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Bullying/Cyberbulling: Find Articles

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 Databases | Classic Catalog | Remote Access | Help                                


 Databases | Classic Catalog | Remote Access | Help                                


 Databases | Classic Catalog | Remote Access | Help                                

Finding Articles - The Basics

If you're new to searching, or just want to do a quick search for information on a topic, try using our " All-in-One" search option located under our on our homepage. 

Boolean searches allow you to combine words and phrases using Boolean operators (AND, OR, and NOT) to limit, widen, or define your search.


Starting Point for Research

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Basic Search Tips

Unlike Google, library databases can't understand an entire sentence. So you'll need to break your topic down into the most important ideas - the KEYWORDS.

The keywords you use can have a profound impact on the results of your research. Using the “right” words will speed up the research process, while the “wrong” words can bring to it to a halt.

Example Topic: Women in the Military

Keywords: women and military;   military and minorities and women;  

Most words have synonyms that mean the same, or very similar, things. For each keyword in your topic, try to come up with at least one synonym. Not all keywords will have synonyms, but many do!


Keyword:                                                                 Synonym:  

Online dictionaries and thesauruses are very helpful for finding synonyms that you may not come up with yourself.

Most library databases have search tools built in. Try some of these: 
  • Subject: Think of subjects as official hashtags. Use them to find sources about that subject.
  • Date Range: Limit your search to sources published between specific years.
  • ‚ÄčPeer Reviewed: Limit your search to scholarly journal articles.
  • Full Text: Make sure all of the results are available to read in full.

You can evaluate any source using the 5 W's:

  • Who: ...wrote it? Are they an expert?
  • What: the purpose of this resource?
  • Where: ...was this information published? ...does the information come from?
  • When: ...was this published or last updated?
  • Why: this resource useful? this resource better than other ones?

Too many results try 

Using the operator AND to find only sources that mention both keywords.


This search will bring back fewer results than searching either keyword on its own.


Too few results


Use the “QUOTES” strategy to search for several words in a phrase, a specific person, and events.

" Construction Safety"

This will bring back results that only use that exact phrase                     

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