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Take the CRAAP Test.
Evaluate web resources for:

  • Currency
  • Relevance
  • Authority
  • Accuracy
  • Purpose

(Thanks to Meriam Library University of California, Chico)


Academic Research

1. Don't rely on Google for everything!

2. Focus on scholarly literature from library databases.

3. Perform more than one search!

4. Evaluate the information you find using the criteria in the box above.

5. Ask for help! The text-a-librarian service is a quick and easy way to get help from a librarian. Additionally, the library Facebook page is another way to get instant feedback!

 
RESEARCH METHODS IN HUMAN PERFORMANCE (ATTR 540)
 
Keywords
 
 
Books
 
 
Articles
 
 
Websites
 
 
Associations
 

qualitative research

RESEARCH KEYWORDS TO TRY ADDING TO YOUR SEARCHES
Case Study
Clinical Research
Data Analysis
Empirical Study
Evidence-Based
Literature Review
Meta Analysis
Methodology
Qualitative
Quantitative


BOOLEAN SEARCHING: COMBINING KEYWORDS
Using Boolean Operators (AND, OR, and NOT) with your keywords will help you narrow or expand your results.
boolean operator AND
The highlighted middle section represents the use of AND. Searching for poverty AND addiction will give you results with both words present. Therefore, your results are fewer.



boolean operator OR
Using OR between similar keywords will give you results that include both words. Therefore, your results are greater. A search for teenagers ORadolescents will retrieve either or both terms.



boolean operator NOT
The NOT operator gives you results from only one of your words. Therefore, your results are fewer. Searching for addiction NOT alcohol will eliminate alcohol from the results.

Your Librarian

Rebecca Johnson
Rebecca Johnson

rejohnson@manchester.edu
Phone: (260)982-5360
Office: 111 Funderburg Library
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Online Resource Access

On Campus:
The Spartan Search catalog and all library databases have automatic access when using a campus computer.

Off Campus:
When off campus, use your regular network username and password to access library resources. If problems occur, contact Doris Stephenson

 


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