Library Media Center
HOW CAN I FIND BETTER SOURCES?
Try these search strategies in the Gale Power Search:
- Strong search terms (no wimpy words)
- Subject searching (3 min.)
- AND/OR/NOT (Boolean operators) (3.5 min.)
- Use Wildcards (3 min.)
- Use Quotation marks (2 min.)
- Use Gale’s “Topic Finder” (2 min.)
- Prefer written instructions? Read Gale’s exhaustive tips.
Try other databases:
- Watch this video for the SIRS database to news sources.
- Don’t forget MackinVIA – we have many ebooks useful for research.
- Search scholar.google.com for more academic studies.
- Explore the Databases page for other databases relevant to your topic.
Search hints for the web:
- Make sure you evaluate ALL websites when you’re searching through a serch engine like Google or Instagrok. Consider Easybib’s helpful pointers:
- Email Mr. Honz. Tell me your topic, research question, and what terms and strategies you’ve already tried.