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Search log

Keeping track of the searches you perform is an important part of the research process. Doing so may help you to discover which search terms are most effective as well as revealing sub-topics and related concepts. Consider recording: the databases you've tried, the search terms you used, and new terms or phrases that you discover.  

The Research Log is a  simple way to track your research and will help prevent you from conducting duplicate research, or from overlooking relevant resources. You may choose to use the form below, which will export a document to save to your computer. Or, you may access the link below to save a copy to your Google Drive.