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Academic Search Ultimate is a large interdisciplinary/multi-disciplinary database. You can see different perspectives of one specific topic while you need to find your focus in your paper topic. There are various ways to make the most of this database. I will show you one example that I often use.
Repeating keyword searches may not be a good strategy for a literature review.
1) Use academic databases from a big-picture perspective. It's like a seine fishing, instead of an angling. (See the image on the right.)
2) Narrow down your search within the result using the filters (often you can find on the left hand side).
* This method is useful particularly when you do not know which a word or words databases are using to categorize each piece of information.
Scenario 1. You are not sure what kind of action research or participatory research you want to do and you are thinking whether a program assessment may need to be conducted first.
After this, you can use Subject: Thesaurus Term and/or Subject to narrow down.
Ask your librarian to know more techniques.
About purse seine vessels. (2010, September 24). Image retrieved from http://nanshin.blog6.fc2.com/blog-entry-27.html
Your professor has probably asked you to use academic, scholarly, or peer-reviewed articles in your research. Why are they valued?
What to look for:
Use the document below to help you decide whether the articles you want to cite are scholarly.