Put it all together:
Here are database-friendly searches, with unnecessary words removed:
Instead of: "What are the causes of test anxiety?"
Use this: "test anxiety" AND cause
Instead of: "What's the effect of the pandemic on mental health of college students?"
Use this: COVID-19 AND "mental health" AND "college students"
Instead of: "Does using social media increase anxiety among teenagers?"
Use this: "social media" AND anxiety AND teen*
Database searching summary:
Best Databases for Each Story:
Review these tips so your database searches find good results. Ask a librarian for help at any point!
Choosing the keywords you use to search for resources is one of the first big hurdles to doing a research project.
Tips for choosing search terms, or keywords (in general):
Tips for choosing search terms, or keywords (for this assignment):
STILL not getting many results? You may need to change your topic, and that's okay! Settling on a fruitful topic itself is research, and a normal part of the academic research process.
Find these titles and more by searching for them in the library's catalog! Copy/paste the titles into the main search bar on the library homepage and hit Enter. Then, from the dropdown options on the right side of the search bar select Ebooks as your material type and hit Enter again. Access the full text online by following the link from the book's description.
I found these titles by searching: author name AND (criti* OR inter*)