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Capstone in DCIM (04:189:451): Find Articles

This guide contains recommended resources to use when getting started with research for your DCIM capstone project.

Communicaiton focused databases

Advanced Searching Using Boolean Operator

One of the more commonly practiced advanced search strategies is Boolean searching using operators like "AND" and "OR".

  • Use "AND" between search terms to retrieve fewer results (i.e., narrow down your search) and find only articles that include all of the terms specified.
  • Use "OR" to retrieve more results (i.e., broaden your search results) and find articles that include any of the terms specified. In the latter case, using synonyms or similar words separated by the word "OR" may also help expand your search.

Click here to see an example of search using Boolean operators.

Multidisciplinary databases

For a complete list of databases click here.