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Database Searching: 4. Refine your search

Find more search terms!

Pick out an article that's relevant to your topic. Databases (and sometimes the authors themselves) assign keywords or index terms to the article.

  • Are the terms they used related to what you're interested in?
  • If so, then incorporate them into your own search!

Here's a few ways you can find them:

1) Sometimes on the article itself:

2) Somewhere in the database's full record of the article:

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