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Child Development: Find Articles

Sample Keywords

Examples of how to consider which words to use.

For teenage moratoriums, try:

  • teenage moratoriums
  • identity moratorium adolescents

What are other words for teenager? adolescent, adolescents, teen, teens, teenagers

  • Teen* Depression
  • Teen* drugs
  • Teen* sex*
  • Adolescen* hormon*
  • Dating (violence OR abuse)
  • Adolescent* education technology
  • Adolescent* social media
  • Adolescents (risk OR risky)
  • Bullying
  • Adolescent* brain (growth OR development)

What does the * do? it stands in the place of the various endings to a root word

Search Tips

Keep it simple!

  • Do not enter your entire thesis statement.
  • Enter only the most important words or phrases.
  • Consider words that mean the same thing (synonyms).
  • The more words/phrases you enter, the fewer the results.
  • If your results do not match your need, think of other words/phrases to try.

Article Databases

Try one of the databases listed below. See Search Tips and Sample Keywords on the left. Login required.

Research Articles

A research article will typically contain these parts, not always in this order:

  • Title and Author
  • Abstract
  • Introduction/Review of the literature
  • Methods/Methodology
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion/Summary/Findings
  • References/Sources

An easy way to find research articles is to use the check box for References Available.

Multidisciplinary Databases

Chess piecesThese general article databases can provide supporting material for the Argument paper. (What is your login?) A 12 minute video tutorial on using a database is available.

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