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Scholarly Sources and Search Tips

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Tips Examples
Use keywords, not long search phrases

Instead of searching for "How is blockchain impacting financial markets?"

break down your search into the main keywords:

blockchain, impact, financial markets

Use quotation marks (" ") to keep phrases together

Use AND to combine different keywords

"blockchain technology" AND "financial markets"
Use OR to combine similar/associated keywords (blockchain OR "digital ledger")
Look for ways to limit your search in the database You can often limit by type of article (scholarly and peer-reviewed), year of publicationsubject