The main sources that will be good for getting literature for this essay are:
Within EbscoHost, select the following databases:
If you are getting too many results or results that are not very relevant, one way of refining your search is to use:
If your keyword is more than one word, you can use quotation marks to search for the keyword as one unit e.g.
Use quotation marks to search for specific terms together e.g.
will retrieve only results with the two terms next to each other in the specific order
When you conduct a search in a database, you may retrieve a lot of results. To help you determine if an article will be relevant, you need to:
This will save you time from reading articles that are not relevant for your topic.
Before you start searching for information, the first and very important step is to identify the keywords or search terms that you will use for searching. Library databases require you to enter keywords into the search box because entering an entire essay topic or question will not be effective and is likely return poor or even no relevant results at all.
The search terms you use are critical in determining the relevance of the results that you will retrieve. Try to identify as many different search terms as you can.
Examples of the search terms you may use for the essay topic are:
Once you have identified search terms, to retrieve the most relevant search results, you need to construct a search statement.
A search statement is a combination of search terms that you use to search. You use Boolean operators to connect search terms. Boolean operators are used to define the relationships between the search terms. These include:
AND - narrows search results as ALL search terms need to be in search results. Retrieves a smaller and more specific set of results.
oil price AND Covid 19 oil price AND Covid 19 AND South Africa
The more search terms you use, the smaller
the set of results retrieved.
NB: Green colour indicates the results retrieved.