Gale Academic OneFile - Targeting Trusted Sources

This tutorial shows you how to narrow a research topic within Gale Academic OneFile.


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Gale Academic OneFile provides thousands

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of quality academic journals and

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tools to help you dynamically hone a topic

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into a research question.

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Basic search is often a great place

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to start if you have a narrow research focus

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in mind, but if you're interested

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in a broad topic, you may want to use

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the Advanced Search to filter out articles

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that just mention your search terms.

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Try the Subject option,

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which retrieves results tagged to provide more

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in depth coverage of the topic.

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If you're not sure which subject terms to use,

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try the Subject Guide search.

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If you still have a large number of results,

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apply filters to begin focusing

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your research.

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You can also use Topic Finder to visualize

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key divisions and themes within your results,

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and create a more specific,

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manageable, and unique focus

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for your research project.

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Continue revising your search as much

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as you like to construct a topic that's both

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interesting and targeted.

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When you're ready to start compiling and analyzing

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sources, be sure to Cite and

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Download, or send your sources

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to your Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive

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to organize and simplify your work.

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Learn more at support.gale.com/training