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CONS 370 : Aboriginal Forestry

Research Help

This guide will help you find subject information including recommended databases, books, data management and managing citations. Need additional help? Please don't hesitate to contact me

 

Eleri Staiger-Williams, Librarian (she/her)

Email: eleri.staiger-williams@ubc.ca

Available via Zoom for reference meetings.

 

Search techniques

These search techniques can be used in Summon, and databases such as Web of Science Core Collection and CAB Direct.

  • Search for a phrase using quotation marks, e.g. "indigenous forestry"
  • Combine search terms with AND to narrow a search, e.g. "indigenous forestry" AND governance
  • Combine search terms with OR to expand a search, e.g. governance OR management OR leadership
  • Search variations of a word using truncation, e.g. forest* to search forest, forests, forestry
  • Put it altogether using search boxes or parentheses, e.g. "indigenous forest*" AND (governance OR management OR leadership)

These search techniques can be used in Google and Google Scholar.

  • Search for a phrase using quotation marks, e.g. "indigenous forestry"
  • Combine search terms automatically (default "and" between words) to narrow a search, e.g. "indigenous forestry" governance
  • Combine search terms carefully with OR to expand a search, e.g. governance OR management OR leadership
  • Keep your searches simple. The asterisk does not work as a truncation symbol, and you cannot use parentheses.