I am in John Roland's Research Techniques class this semester and I am having issues with finding the right combination of keywords to search in
We had an in class library orientation with Jessica but when I get into the database I am not seeing any of the screens she showed us regarding making selections for the research such as full text, publication years, topic pages, etc. There is only a line to type in what you are searching for and I am striking out. I am using such words as fear and childhood and prevalence and phobia and trauma and Automatonophobia. I have tried different combinations. What am I doing wrong? Thanks.
Hi, Carol. Credo is a great database for getting background information on your topic as it is filled with entries from specialized encyclopedias and other reference books. Once you have your foundation in place you should move on to journal databases, like EBSCO Academic Search, EBSCO PsycINFO or EBSCO PsycArticles. From your question, I think what you are expecting to see when you click on Credo is what you will see when you try one of the EBSCO databases that I mentioned above. Please give that a try and if you still experience difficulties perhaps you can make an appointment with someone from our Reference staff.
Here is also a link to our tutorials for finding articles: http://libguides.neumann.edu/content.php?pid=138917&sid=1188001