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Searching an individual database returns fewer, but sometimes more focused, results than a DragonQuest search. We recommend...
If you're struggling to find information, try these ideas:
Research Starters provide quick overviews of a broad topic. Research Starters appear at the very top of your DragonQuest search results if one happens to be available on your topic. The following image shows the location of a Research Starter on the broad topic "drug abuse."
Many Research Starters contain additional links to topics and resources, along with recommended search strategies to help you locate additional information or explore related topics.
You can use the "Refine Results" area in DragonQuest to limit your search results to a specific type of resource OR narrow down our list of databases by the types of materials they contain. As an example, if you're looking to identify a community problem, you might benefit by browsing our collection of electronic newspapers. The following image shows the A to Z list dropdown menus to help you select databases which only contain certain types of resources.
Consider using some of the following "community problem" keywords in DragonQuest:
A keyword search is the broadest search you can conduct inside our discovery service. For more information on search and retrieval in DragonQuest, you may also want to consult our DragonQuest tutorial.
If you want to locate pro/con discussions about your topic, we recommend:
Locate statistics through the library. We recommend the following:
If you're having difficulty navigating any of the databases recommended in this section, check out our tutorials.
When browsing the web for information, consider the following search strategies:
Recommended websites include:
Smaller communities may face greater challenges with keeping web-based content up to date. If the web fails you, we suggest that you...
Depending on your research topic, you may need to conduct field interviews to collect data. We recommend viewing our guide on conducting field interviews below!