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Developing a Topic (2:57) Walkthrough of techniques to aid in developing a topic that can be effectively researched (by James Marshall)
Choosing Keywords (2:15) Explains why keywords are important and suggestions for how to develop them (by James Marshall)
Keywords and Databases (4:58) Explanation of logical operators and their importance, as well as examples of narrowing or broadening a database search (by James Marshall)
Popular and Scholarly Sources (2:36) Details the difference between popular and scholarly sources, their characteristics, and their uses (by James Marshall)
Primary and Secondary Sources (2:48) Details the difference between primary and secondary sources, their characteristics, and examples for different fields of study (by James Marshall)
Citation Basics (1:32) A quick look at what a citation is, why they are used, and some components (by James Marshall)
Using Citations (7:30) Examines search techniques to use Reference Lists to find related resources; shows examples of Bibliographic Mining and Cited Reference Searching (by James Marshall)
Searching the Journal Directory (4:20) How to determine if the Library has access to a specific journal (by Caitlyn Cook)
Searching the CINAHL Database (8:28) Exploring CINAHL’s unique search features (by Caitlyn Cook)
Search Tips for ScienceDirect (8:23) Exploring ScienceDirect’s unique search features (by Caitlyn Cook)
Exploring (3:44) Exploring the website for Healthy People 2020 (by Caitlyn Cook)
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