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Homeland Security

Resources in the field of Homeland Security

ENF680 Search Strategies

This page will provide you with some tips and tricks to make your research a breeze! If you still can't find what you need, please don't hesitate to contact the library! You can find our contact information and more on the Get Help page.


To get you started, here are some general search strategies:

Keyword Strategies

Use these keywords in a general search in any one of our recommended databases or inside DragonQuest:

  • Homeland security risk assessment
  • Homeland security management
  • Homeland security policy

Subject Strategies

Searching for results by subject heading, rather than by keywords, can help you focus your search in new directions. Consider these subject search options:

  • Emergency management -- United States
  • National security -- United States
  • Terrorism -- United States -- Prevention

The following image shows you how to change your search to a subject search by using the dropdown menu inside DragonQuest:

Image shows the dropdown menu selection for "SU Subject Terms" in the DragonQuest search area

 


Narrowing DragonQuest Search Results

If you'd like to know how to narrow down your DragonQuest list to only full text, peer reviewed, or specific types of resources, we recommend the following tutorial:


Searching Specific Databases

For a narrowed search experience, you may want to try searching through individual databases. Use our A to Z list and narrow by subject, as shown in the following image:

All subjects dropdown menu open

APA Style Help

If you'd like additional guidance on using Academic Writer, we recommend the following tutorial: