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RLS 121: Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation Services -- Archambault: Formulating the Research Strategy

Resources for the Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation class available in the MCC library.

Identifying Keywords and Sample Searches

Your search strategy begins by identifying keywords and phrases that define your search topic. Write down these keywords and phrases; you will be typing them into our subscription databases to find scholarly journal articles on your topic as well as our online catalog to find hard copy and electronic books.  For example, if you were looking for articles on multiple sclerosis and recreation in the EBSCO health database CINAHL, you would simply type those keywords into the search box.  You also have the option to limit your results to Full text, and Peer-reviewed journals.  Full-text means the entire article will be available and Peer-reviewed journals indicate scholarly articles that may contain original research.


 Advanced Searching

Research databases provide advanced searching capabilities for greater specificity of results.  Look for the term "Advanced Search," usually located below the search box.

In Gale's Health & Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module, the Advanced Search screen looks like this: