This three-minute video shows how to develop good keywords for effective searching in the library catalog and databases. From Norwich Library.
Library search tools, such as PRIMO and the individual databases, usually work best by starting with just a few important search terms, or keywords. If using PRIMO, be sure to sign in first with your NetID.
Using the question, "Are driverless cars safe?" here are some example searches.
Results default to most relevant at the top. Reducing results through filtering may push more relevant results higher up the list.
Therefore, you may not need to look at more than the first 20 or so items before trying something else.
The search broken down above is demonstrated, with lots of tips, in the following video:
Use this companion timeline of topics to help you follow the demo or locate topics of interest.
In addition to Primo, the library catalog—you want to use library research databases. Databases that recommended for your assignments are linked within the following tabs: