Select a keyword from each row in your concept map [shown above on the left]; enter each into a search box in the database you've selected [shown above on the right].
Perform more than one search in each database, changing keyword combinations as needed.
Search for an exact phrase by placing quotation marks around the search phrase.
Tip: phrase searching works when you are searching library databases, Google, and the Lavery Library Big Red Search Box.
For example, a search for "civil rights movement" will search for that exact phrase instead of treating it as a search for civil AND rights AND movement.
Shown below are two database searches. The one on the right uses phrase searching:
Phrase searching is a useful search strategy when you search for a person's name, or a title.
Identifying differences between scholarly, trade, and popular publications helps to select the proper resources for research.
See what each of these publication types looks like.