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Applied Social Sciences Index & Abstracts (ASSIA): Sample Searches

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Sample Searches

Basic Search

You need to write a paper on the "general overview of information on special needs children in an educational environment". Using the Basic Search box or widget on the left,

  • Search for “special needs children” AND "education"
  • Examine the results and determine if you need to change the sort from Relevancy to date order (ascending or descending)
  • Also consider other faceting on the left such as source type, peer reviewed, or publication date

Advanced Search

You want to find articles on foster care produced in United Kingdom or United States in the last twelve months.  From the Advanced Search page,

  • Change the pull-down menu in the first search row, to Subject Headings (all).
  • Use the Look up Subjects hyperlink that appears just below the selected field to search for foster and select the option "Begins with”
  • Select "Foster care" and "Foster carers" from the list of subject terms and click Add to search.
  • Change the second pull-down menu in the second search row to Country of Publication.
  • Use the Look up Countries of Publication hyperlink that appears just below the selected field to search United and select the option "Begins with" and select United Kingdom and United States from the list of countries and click Add to search
  • Below the boxes you just used, go to the Publication date option and adjust the date range pull-down menu to search Last 12 months.
  • Click Search