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Suggested search path

This is a summary of the tools we used during the class session on Tuesday, 2/9/2016.

  1. Glean as much information as you can from the country related databases:
    • Europa World Plus:  Statistics, Society & Media
    • Country Watch:  CountryReviews & CultureWatch modules
    • globalEDGE:  Country Commercial Guide, look for trade and advertising section.
  2. Decide if you need to limit to peer-reviewed, scholarly articles only.  
    • Business Source Premier:  limit using GE Geographic Terms for your country
  3. For EU countries, be sure to check European Union:  http://europa.eu.
  4. For information about consumers in other countries, try this search path using the Passport GMID database:
    • ​​Consumers (top of screen) > select data type you need > Analysis Finder search box > select Content > leave default for All Analysis > Choose Geography > Go
  5. Configure Google Scholar to display SDSU holdings.
    • Customize settings
      • Click Settings on the Google Scholar main page. 
      • Click Library links and type SDSU.
      • Select San Diego State University - SFX and Save.
      • Now your Google Scholar search results will show up with a SDSU SFX link if the SDSU library owns the material.  Click on this link to get access to the item.
    • Enter search using parentheses for keyword groups; capitalize connectors; use suggested abstracts keywords
  6. Use the left guide tabs for other information, as needed.

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Good luck on your research project!