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The most common type of library search is generally known as the keyword search. Your keywords are the most essential terms relevant to your topic of interest. It is best to:
identify these keywords
think of as many synonyms and related concepts for your keywords as possible
try combining your keywords using Advanced Searchin JumboSearch or other research databases
combine 2-4 nouns per search
Combine keywords using AND/OR:
AND two combine distinct keywords, ex. Islamophobia AND Facebook
OR to account for synonyms, ex. Islamophobia OR anti-Muslim
If you generate 600 hits, increase the specificity of your search using the advanced search options.
Try searching for terms in the article’s abstract, rather than in the title or keywords (often too narrow) or in the full text (far too broad)
If you find “nothing,” broaden your search. There may be no work on exactly what interests you - this is not a problem. A literature review on state-sponsored Anti-Islamic sentiment online can draw on analogous work such as research state-sponsored hatred about other groups (as well as research on state-sponsored Anti-Islamic sentiments in non-digital contexts, research on social movements’ Anti-Islamic sentiment online, etc.).