Answered By: Priscilla Coulter Last Updated: Sep 14, 2022 Views: 48
Of course, skimming the title or abstract of an article or book will give you an idea of what it's about. Additionally, there are a few more ways that you can quickly check a source for relevance.
1. When you're searching the library's databases, you'll notice that your keywords will usually be highlighted in your results. This will give you a clue, at a glance, to how often your topic is mentioned in each source in your search results. Here is an example from Primo, the library's "everything" search tool:
2. You can click a source title to skim its subject headings (you can even click those headings to see more relevant results!).
4. Look for author-supplied keywords in the full text of articles. These are usually found just beneath the abstract, or somewhere nearby on the first page. See an example:
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