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SOC 395: Qualitative Research

Keyword vs Subject Searching

Search library subscription databases by subject heading to help focus your research from the start

Introduction to using a database's subject headings (sometimes called a controlled vocabulary or a thesaurus) to find articles. Developed at the Wellington Medical and Health Sciences Library.

Pearl Growing

Find one relevant article and use its Subject Headings/Thesaurus to find other similar articles

Quick and basic tutorial on the Pearl Growing method of searching online databases. Developed at the University of Kentucky School of Library Science.

Advanced Search Tips for Ebsco Databases