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Research FAQs: Too Few Results

Answering Students' Most Asked Library Questions

Too Few Results

EXPAND your search results: 

  • Mix and match search terms: think through a wide variety of ways the author may describe the topic. (War- conflict, fighting, combat, hostilities) 
  • Use a different database, or search across the databases: databases are often dedicated to a specific subject. So  PsycINFO (a psychology database) and SportDiscus are not where you should be looking for Biblical Information.  Use the All Subjects drop down menu to find the databases that relate to a certain subject area such as Bible and Theology.