Resources for: Transportation

This guide is designed for new researchers to find articles, sources and get started with research in topics related to Transportation.

Creating a search query

For most databases and even Google you can combine search terms to write a search query that databases understand. A good search query will give you a good selection of highly relevant results. Below are a few examples of how to build a search string using climate change as a topic:

  • Use quotation marks to search words as a phrase, e.g., "climate change"
  • Use an asterisk with a word stem to search for variations on a term, e.g., sustain* for sustain, sustainability, sustaining
  • Use the word AND to link together concepts, e.g., "climate change" AND sustain*
  • Use the word OR to search for synonyms, e.g., "climate change" OR "global warming"
  • Use parentheses to group terms, e.g., "climate change" AND (policy OR law)

Remember that searching is an iterative process—as you search and learn more about a topic, you will be able to refine your strategy.

Start with:

Then try any of the following:

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Last Updated: Nov 17, 2023 2:44 PM