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    Assistance in Finding Relevant Academic Literature

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    Could you please help me with tips and suggestions for finding relevant academic literature?

    These tips may relate to navigating particular electronic databases, applying general searching techniques, constructing search term queries, broadening or narrowing your initial search results, finding monographs and other resources, or other topics.

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    The best tip is to keep trying when looking up sources. Change word order when you need to. Also, find substitutes for phrases, such as 'corn liquor' for moonshine. Be creative when looking for information. The Boolean method works well at times.

    Boolean: rather than put in horses, shows, 1999, you would instead put the phrase in parenthesis, "horse shows, 1999" as a single term.

    Pick out key phrases and when you have found a good article, use the references they have ...

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    The solution provides assistance in finding relevant academic literature.