Extended Essay Research Tips: Oxford Music Online

22 Mar



– You know the subject but not the topic. Do a broad search for entries about your subject ↓



– Once you know your topic, keep an eye out for keywords/phrases/works of art/critics/etc/ that will aid you in further research ↓



– Now that you have your subject & topic, go back to the Advanced Search page to see what else you can find. Depending on your research results, click either Full article text (more results but often less relevant; though, it could produce interesting tangents to explore) or Entry title (less results but often more relevant, which helps if exploring a well-known topic)   ↓


– If you’re still getting too many hits, refine by category and/or display results ↓



– Start reading!


– Searching the research databases uses much of the same rationale in terms of forming a search strategy.

 JSTOR EXAMPLE ↓



– You can also use the detailed record to find keywords/phrases/people/etc. ↓


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