Prior to searching library databases, take a few minutes to consider which search terms or keywords best describe your topic.
Sample Topic: Group Therapy for kids struggling with the loss of a family member.
Step 1 - Identify the main ideas - Group Therapy for kids struggling with the loss of a family member
Step 2 - Brainstorm Broader, Related and Narrower Terms. Remember that Scholarly articles are published by experts, consider the language that an expert would use.
Use the Boolean Operators AND, OR and NOT to create search statements to enter in databases, Spartan Search, Google, etc.
Wildcards allows you to search for multiple terms with the same root at once by using an asterisk.
Search for exact phrases using quotation marks.
Once you find a good article:
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