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SPECED 760: Foundations and Characteristics of CD/EBD/LD (Prof. Lindahl): Selecting Search Terms: Work Space

Selecting Search Terms: Print a copy of this page, or copy/paste this table into a word processing document to print later.

 

e. Include a copy of your search terms and how any articles resulted from these search terms.
Copy/paste the following table to a word processing document, or print it using the print function above.

Workspace:                                    

Examples:

Research Question: 

                                                                                                                                 

 

                                                                    

This question guides your literature review.
As you work, you may find that you are able
to narrow your focus and question.

Example:
What classroom-based interventions are often
used with children with Asperger Syndrome, and
how effective have they proven?

Record words or phrases that best describe your topic:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gather synonyms and related terms from abstracts,
descriptors and subject headings. You may also
find it helpful to gather acronyms and their meaning.

Examples from...

Library catalog records:
    Assistive technology
    Environmental modification
    Academic modifications
Subject Headings:
    Asperger's syndrome
    Autistic children--Education.
    Inclusive education.
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    AUTISM in children
    LEARNING disabilities
    TREATMENT effectiveness
Reference Universe:
    Asperger syndrome (AS)
    Pervasive developmental disorders (PDD)

Write down limiters that are appropriate to your search.

 

  

 

 

Type of publication:
examples: peer-reviewed, scholarly

Date of publication:
One strategy is to begin researching more current
articles, and later seek articles and authors
you find frequently cited.
example: 2000-2012

Format of publication:
examples: journal article, books, full-text, ebook

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Note Search Tips on "Finding Articles" tab.
Record your most fruitful searches below.

Database(s) searched:

Number of results:

Limiters:

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Number of results:

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