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EDUC970: Dissertation Literature Review: Search Tips

This guide contains information about databases, citation management tools, and search tips for the literature review.

Searching for Literature: Tips

The PDF below includes search tips on the following topics:

1. Selecting search terms

2. Phrase searching

3. Using controlled vocabulary/subject terms

4. Truncation

5. Search strategy formulation

6. Search multiple databases

7. Saving search strategies/creating alerts

8. Using Scopus (canceled on 12/31/2023)

9. Other search tips

Literature Reviews for Education and Nursing Graduate Students