Learning in a digital age/LiDA101/Select open resources/Database search
Most databases provide advanced search features, however there are differences in how each database site implements search functionality. At the OERu, we focus on repositories that provide access to OER and open access resources so that you do not need to incur cost in sourcing online resources.
- Using your keywords and synonyms generated for your research question, search for journal articles using the DOAJ search engine and/or the BASE Advanced Search.
- As appropriate, adapt your search by narrowing or expanding. Remember to be flexible, if one term doesn't work, try different one's.
- Select a minimum of two resources, more if you like to save time later in the course. You can use bookmarks.oeru.org to keep a record of the additional url links you find for later use. (There is an option for "Private" links for those you are not ready to share publicly, for example until you have had time to complete the resource description.)
- Based on the resources you find, think about whether you need to modify your research question.
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