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Applying Limits Amazon Example

by Emily Kean on 2018-01-18T10:40:00-05:00 | Comments


Librarians and information professionals spend so much time searching the databases for literature that sometimes our approach becomes a gut reaction or second nature. I was teaching a great group of students yesterday and they provided an example that highlighted an area that I need to explain more effectively. When applying limits in the databases, a lot of times for a professional searcher it becomes a matter of gut reaction. Watch this quick video that is my attempt to impart some of that wisdom of my gut reaction as a professional searcher in regards to applying limits:


 Some examples that I would never include in the search bar for a routine search (non-systematic or integrative review) if limiters are available:

  • Age Range
  • Year of Publication
  • Type of Publication – Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, etc.
  • Human or Animal
  • Geographic Location 

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