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Scholarly Sources and Search Tips


Tips Examples
Use keywords, not long search phrases

Instead of searching for "How is The Good Doctor’s Shawn Murphy used to represent ableism?

break down your search into the main keywords:

representation, ableism, autistic character

Use quotation marks (" ") to keep phrases together

Use AND to combine different keywords

"television show" AND "autistic character"
Use OR to combine similar/associated keywords (representation OR portrayal)
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