Academic OneFile - Targeting Trusted Sources

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


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

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a powerful and trusted resource

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is crucial to your success.

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Academic OneFile provides thousands of quality

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academic journals and tools

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to help you dynamically hone a topic into

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a research question.

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Basic Search is often a great

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place to start if you have a narrow research

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focus in mind,

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but if you're interested in a broad topic,

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you may need to filter out articles that just

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mention your search terms.

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Try the subject option, which retrieves

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

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

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the subject guide search

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If you still have a large number results,

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use filters to begin focusing your research.

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Subjects provide a quick path to

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new directions for your research like

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Click to limit results and quickly analyze

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your original topic from a particular perspective.

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You can also use topic finder

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to visualize key divisions and themes within your results,

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and create a more specific, manageable,

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and unique focus for your research.

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Continue revising your search as much as you like to

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construct a topic that is both interesting

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and targeted.

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

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be sure to cite and download

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or send your sources to Google Drive

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or Microsoft OneDrive

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to organize and simplify your work.