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Module 9: Extend your skills

More effective searches

Firstly, let’s look at how you can refine your search strategy to make it more effective. One of the issues when searching for information online, is the great number of results that can be returned. Watch this short video that shows you some tricks to improve your search results.

If you feel like you aren’t finding enough information on your topic, then you can use the relevant resources that you have to either search citations (forwards searching) or look through the references of a good article (backwards searching). Watch the two explanatory videos below and then take the short quiz to test your knowledge.

Searching in a database

Footnote chasing

Citation searching

Search Strategy Quiz