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  • 1. SETTING LIMITS SEARCH TIPS WITH PROQUEST RESEARCH LIBRARY
  • 2. THIS PRESENTATION . . . • Will first illustrate: • Boolean limiters, phrases, truncations • Scholarly peer-reviewed limiters • And then will illustrate: • • • • • Publication date limiters Language limiters Document type limiters Publication type limiters Document format limiters Our Starting Topic of Research: Video games, violence, and adolescents 2
  • 3. ACCESS DATABASES FROM LIBRARY HOME PAGE Select “Article Databases” and then “Browse Databases A-Z”
  • 4. CLICK “P” FOR PROQUEST RESEARCH LIBRARY 4
  • 5. ALWAYS GO TO “ADVANCED SEARCH” 5
  • 6. FILL IN BOOLEAN SEARCH BOXES (AND, OR, NOT) AND LIMIT TO PEER REVIEWED RESULTS 6
  • 7. 1113 RESULTS—NEED TO SET LIMITS 7
  • 8. DOCUMENT & SOURCE TYPE BRING RESULTS DOWN TO 805—TOO MANY! 8
  • 9. ALSO LIMIT BY LANGUAGE AND DATE Remember to click “Update” 9
  • 10. LIMIT BY SUBJECT This is where you can really narrow down your search to a topic you are most interested in! 10
  • 11. 22 RELEVANT JOURNAL ARTICLES Notice our search terms are highlighted in the records 11