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Grace Christian Research Guide: Searching

A guide to help Grace Christian students working on their English Literature research assignments.

Keywords

Keep it simple.

You want to include only a few (2-3) words in your searches - the things that that get the heart of what you're looking for

Example

What is the relationship between amount time spent on social media and likelihood of an eating disorder? 

  • Social Media
  • Eating Disorder

Example: 

How was JFK's foreign policy influenced by his religious faith?

  • John F. Kennedy
  • Religious Faith
  • Foreign Policy

Build off these main topics

Consider synonyms/Related Words

Look at Wikipedia/Credo Reference/CQ Researcher

Start broad, then narrow down based on what you're seeing

EBSCO AllSearch

Search Databases!
Limit Your Results

Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search

Google Scholar is a great resource for finding scholarly resources. It is also a great place to check for the full-text of an article before submitting an ILL request. 

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