In academic publishing, the goal of peer review is to assess the quality of articles submitted for publication in a scholarly journal. Before an article is deemed appropriate to be published in a peer-reviewed journal, it must undergo a process.
Database Searching Strategies
1. Start with your research question.
What effect does sugar have on the brain?
2. Pick out 2-4 keywords to input into search boxes.
effect, sugar, brain
3. To Broaden Search / Get More:
Use Synonyms (OR)
4. To Narrow Search / Get Less:
Add more concepts (get more specific)
Use Limiters (publication date, peer-reviewed, language etc.)