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1. How do I search for my topic?

  • Identify the keywords of your topic and use those as your search words
  • Each article has tags assigned to it, words or shorts phrases that make them searchable - you want your search words to match those tags
  • Words like factors, effects, issues, relationships are usually not used as tags - don't include them as search words

2. How do I focus the search hits to news sources?

  • Use the options under Refine Your Search to focus your search hits
  • News Sources:
    • Click on Newspaper articles under Content Type
    • Click on Magazine articles under Content Type
  • Current Events:
    • Click on Last 12 Months under Publication Date
    • Click on the Calendar icons under Publication Date and set the start date to two months previous, i.e. a date in April 2018

3. I have a lot of irrelevant articles in my list of search hits. How do I focus them to my research areas?

  • Use the options under Refine Your Search to focus your search hits
  • To articles in your discipline(s) of study:
    • Under Discipline, click on More... to open a list of all Disciplines
    • Click on your discipline(s), i.e. Sociology, Women's Studies
    • Scroll to the top of the list of Disciplines and click on Apply
  • To focus to sources dealing with gender or to your interest areas:
    • Under Subject Terms, click on More... to open a list of all Subject Terms
    • Click on the subjects that interest you to add them to your search, i.e. gender equality, policy
    • Scroll to the top of the list of Subject Terms and click on Apply
  • When you find an article that looks interesting, look at its assigned tags (words) 
    • Add any relevant tags (words) to your search
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