ED – Education Resources

Research Personalities: Broad vs. Focused

Broad Search

  • Google search commands:
    • site:.edu
    • intitle:literacy
    • “action research”
  • Library 1Search
    • use filters for Peer Review, Full Text
  • remember: think of other ways to describe your topic, keep track of your progress

Focused Scan

Broad and Focused  (mix of both)


  • use the “Cite This” or “Citation” buttons to get information about the sources and keep track of them
  • follow breadcrumb trails to other good sources — look for subjects, keywords, authors, or “related articles”

Keep Track of Your Stuff!

Further Exploration

Teaching Demo Video Tips

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