Here are some quick tips when looking for materials through the Neumann Library OneSearch, and databases.
The research process is a way in which a scholar or researcher generates knowledge on a specific topic. While there may be steps to get you started in your initial search, the process in which you will conduct research will be fluid. Your first search for resources will not always be successful, therefore you may need to repeat a few actions and tweak your search until you end up with results that are desirable.
The infographic below is an illustration of what the research process can look like. Want tips to help you with your initial search? Proceed to the next tab for more!
►If your search does not work in one database, try another. Don't forget you can filter our databases by subject matter as well.
► Play with your search terms, try expanding your search by taking away keywords, or narrowing your search by adding more keywords.
If you are looking for additional help, we have several ways for you to reach out:
► Give us a call at 281-283-3910 or text at 281-816-4341
► Use our "Chat with a Librarian" chat system
► Visit us at the Research Consultation Desk
Here are some quick videos when looking for materials through the Library's databases. You will find videos such as how to use Boolean operators, how to use wildcards, how to get full text articles and more.
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