We are all living, learning and working in a digital world and increasingly we need to know how to find good quality information. We must be able to make sense of this information and use it appropriately and communicate what we find.
There are some important steps outlined in this Libguide which will help you as you begin your assignment.
Too many results...
Too few results...
Books, journal articles, grey literature, internet searching...check for quality, evidence based, currency and authenticity.
What are the benefits of sports participation for teenagers?
Identifying key terms -the key terms for your search will be teenagers and sports
Choosing your search terms - examine all synonyms and related terms
teenagers, teen, teens, youth, young adult, adolescent, juvenile,
Sports, athletics, physical activity, physical activity
Combining search terms using boolean operators AND, OR, NOT
teenagers AND sports, will find all of your search terms and will also refine or focus your search
teenagers OR teens OR young adults, will include the alternate keywords and expand your search
teenagers NOT children, should exclude children and will narrow your search