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Finding Articles for your Literature Review
Here is a list of databases relevant to FSN 301. For all databases related to Food Science & Nutrition, go to the subject guide for the department. See the Search Tips box below for help navigating these databases.
See the box on "Finding Full Text" for information on opening the articles you find in Google Scholar.
Your assignment requires you to find "six original research articles" published between 2017 and 2022. Every database is different but they function similarly. It can be frustrating to do searches in a database and come up with articles you can't use. Here are some suggestions
Break your topic down into search terms
If the objective of your paper is "to identify if in-person diabetes self-management
education is more effective at helping adults manage type 2 diabetes than self-
directed online diabetes education" then some key words you might use are:
type 2 diabetes
self-directed online education
Start out with one search term, then add another, then exchange one term for a different one. Try different combinations of terms to get the most relevant to results to your topic. See the box below about using AND and OR in a database search.
Look for filters
Specify that you only want articles published between 2017-2022
You want original research. Filter by Document or Item Type for Journal or Scholarly Articles or Peer-Reviewed Articles.
Filter out News Articles and Reviews. Reviews can be helpful but they are not original research as defined by this assignment.
ANDs and ORs
Searching in databases means organizing your keywords with Boolean operators: AND, OR, and NOT
Use AND for more specific results nutrition AND growth
Your results will include BOTH terms.
Use OR to broaden a search with related terms nutrition OR growth
Your results will include EITHER term.
Mix and match: (dairy OR milk OR cheese) AND nutri*
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