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Dissertation toolkit for business students
A collection of guides to support your business dissertation research, including how to get started, effective search techniques, selecting the best databases and search tools for the types of information you need, finding secondary data, and evaluating information sources for relevance and quality.

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Dissertation toolkit for education students
A collection of guides to support your dissertation research including getting started, effective search techniques, selecting the best databases and search tools, finding secondary data and evaluating sources for quality and relevance.

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Effective searching: Boolean, search operators and complementary search techniques.
A guide to searching, including: ~ How searching works ~ Boolean operators ~ Phrase searching and proximity searching ~ Truncation and wildcards ~ Field searching – how to use it ~ Using controlled vocabulary and database thesauri ~ Complementary search techniques – citation searching

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Searching - tips for effective searching
A guide to searching. Explains the main search operators to use for effective searching: Boolean operators AND, OR, NOT; phrase and proximity searching; truncation and wildcards. Introduces field searching and provides screenshots as examples. Gives advice on how to build a search using operators and keywords with examples. Provides advice on using citation networks (reference lists and citing literature) to find relevant material.

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Using syntax to increase the sensitivity of a search strategy
Video showing a worked example of how to use syntax to increase the sensitivity of a search strategy.

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