Academic OneFile - Targeting Trusted Sources

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

When you're exploring a topic for a focused research project

a powerful and trusted resource

is crucial to your success.

Academic OneFile provides thousands of quality

academic journals and tools

to help you dynamically hone a topic into

a research question.

Basic Search is often a great

place to start if you have a narrow research

focus in mind,

but if you're interested in a broad topic,

you may need to filter out articles that just

mention your search terms.

Try the subject option, which retrieves

results tagged to provide a more in-depth coverage of the topic.

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

the subject guide search

If you still have a large number results,

use filters to begin focusing your research.

Subjects provide a quick path to

new directions for your research like

Click to limit results and quickly analyze

your original topic from a particular perspective.

You can also use topic finder

to visualize key divisions and themes within your results,

and create a more specific, manageable,

and unique focus for your research.

Continue revising your search as much as you like to

construct a topic that is both interesting

and targeted.

When you're ready to start compiling and analyzing sources,

be sure to cite and download

or send your sources to Google Drive

or Microsoft OneDrive

to organize and simplify your work.