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PSYC 285

Using Keywords

Question: What affect does playing video games have on teenage girls?

 

 

Concept 1

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Concept 2

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Concept 3

Extract the major concepts from your research question.

teenage

 

girls

 

“video games”

List alternatives for each concept:

  • These can be synonyms, or they can be specific examples of the concept
  • Use single words or short phrases.
  • Find additional terms in abstracts and summaries of articles.

 

Search Terms

Search Terms

Search Terms

adolescent

female

“online games”

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OR

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teens

“teenage girls”

Nintendo

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OR

OR

 

 

 

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EBSCO Host Databases

Places to Look for Scholarly Research

Searching Academic Databases

  1. The first place to look is Psychology databases 
  2. The second place to look is Academic Search Complete (select all EBSCO databases that apply)
  3. The third place to look is General Library Search Tool
    • Use Advanced Search
    • Filter by Scholarly & last 5 years
    • Use other filters
      1. Journal Articles
      2. Subject Terms

Suggested Psychology Databases