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Psychology Junior Paper and Senior Thesis Guide

Keyword Searching

Keyword searching is a method of finding articles by searching for keywords related to the topic you are interested in. Database limiters, boolean operators, and truncation devices can help you refine your search. 

Boolean Operators (AND, OR, NOT)

Truncation and Wildcards

Truncation device (*)

  • Ex: teen* = teen, teens, teenager, teenagers

Wild Card (?) or (#)

  • Ex: wom?n = woman, women