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"Just Google it!" Is this your approach to a search strategy? Many people start with a few words in the ubiquitous Google search box and then find themselves scrolling through page after page of results - that is, if they even go past the first page!
For scholars like you - a grad student doing research for your thesis or dissertation - it is important to go "beyond Google" and instead create a structured approach - a strategy - for searching in library databases.
In this module you will learn how to:
Scan the following learning resources for an overview of the process involved in designing and using an effective search statement.
Note: You will need to be able to view Flash files for many of the tutorials in this module.
Complete the Academic Search Ultimate Tutorial.
This interactive tutorial will lead you through Academic Search Ultimate on the UA Library's website, creating a search, evaluating results, retrieving documents and using the citation function.
(By the way - you can also find these tutorials on the library website in the Find Materials drop-down menu under Research Databases.)