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Search Tips

  • Searching library databases is different than searching with Google.
  • You need to pull out the most important concepts or keywords from your research topic or question. Librarians can help you do this!
  • Library database allow you to search more precisely BUT that means you have to take a moment and think about the results that you want and how your keywords might be combined to produce that result.
  • If you search for more than 10-15 minutes and are not finding what you want, that's the time to call the Reference Desk 852-6747 and ask to speak to a librarian OR to use our chat service, available in both of the above databases from 10-5.

How to Evaluate What You Find

When you look at a source, you need to consider a number of things....

1. Is it relevant to your research question?

2.  Who wrote it and why?

3. Where did it come from or where was it published? What kind of information is it?

For more information on evaluating an information source of any kind...

Evaluation of Information Sources

End of Class Reflection

Subject Guide

Anna Marie Johnson
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University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292


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