Gale Academic OneFile - Targeting Trusted Sources
This tutorial shows you how to narrow a research topic within Gale Academic OneFile.
Duration: Under 15 Minutes
Gale 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 want to use
the Advanced Search to filter out articles
that just mention your search terms.
Try the Subject option,
which retrieves results tagged to provide more
in depth coverage of the topic.
If you're not sure which subject terms to use,
try the Subject Guide search.
If you still have a large number of results,
apply filters to begin focusing
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 project.
Continue revising your search as much
as you like to construct a topic that's 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 your Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive
to organize and simplify your work.
Learn more at support.gale.com/training