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  • 3. The Difference between the Internet and Research Databases Internet Anyone can create a website Contain unfiltered information You get a lot of junk sites with every search Last resort for university level research!
  • 4. The Difference between the Internet and Research Databases Research Databases Commercially published materials Scholarly articles are reviewed by experts Databases contents are hand selected Use these FIRST for researching a topic
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  • 9. Narrows a search Both terms appear in same recordAND Terms have different meanings example: infidelity AND culture Broadens a search Either term may appear in recordOR Terms have similar meanings example: adultery OR cheating
  • 10. Scholarlypublications Provide data or theoretical analysis In-depth coverage of a topic References Peer reviewed by experts Written by experts
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