Consider your research topic, and write down several keywords that describe the various aspects of your topic.
***The wording of the Heritage Guide you select may change outside of MiraCosta College. For instance, Latinx & Chicanx Heritage Month may also be called Hispanic Heritage Month or Latinx Heritage Month.***
Use OR to find either set of keywords
Example 1: "latinx heritage month" OR "hispanic heritage month"
Example 2: "indigenous americans" OR "native americans"
Grow your keyword list with words you read in abstracts, article titles, and subject headings
Keep in mind that database searching is not an exact science and you'll need to experiment with different combinations of keywords to get the best results.
Scholarly (Academic or Peer-Reviewed) Articles are:
Many articles published in scholarly/academic journals are review articles, which do not report new findings but review books or known data. These articles are not considered scholarly. Double-check that the source you select is indeed a scholarly article and NOT a review.