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Searching for literature - an introduction

Online tutorial - Beginner's guide to searching

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Information and videos on searching for literature

Have you ever struggled to find quality results but do not know how to improve your searches?  The aim of this guide is to help you to search more effectively.  It covers:

  • finding key terms for your topic
  • combining terms
  • applying your search strategy

This guide is aimed at undergraduates but is suitable for any level of study.             

Cardiff University have produced a video showing how to choose your search keywords, develop a search strategy and carry out your search, using the SCOPUS database:

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Next steps

If you thought this information was useful you may want to look at some of the other Learning Hub guides aimed at helping students with different levels of searching for literature:

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