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Scope and Search Strategies

The first step in successful research is to match the information need with an information resource that has the appropriate scope. Four components of scope are

1) subject

2) time frame

3) type of materials indexed

4) the information provided about the materials indexed.

Once an appropriate information resource has been identified, the researcher will need to use five basic search strategies for the most effective searching.



Searching in the following databases finds your keywords or topics within the pages of hundreds of e-Books. E-Book titles also appear in Library catalog search results. Community users and FIT alumni - please go to the Service Desk to request a TRACKS login to access e-Books.

Click the "i" icon to read more about each database.