Chapter 10: Joining the Conversation: Primary Sources, Secondary Sources, and You
It is now essential that we find the scholarly articles needed to elevate our analysis of our primary evidence. As a reminder of how to do this, let’s return to the hypothetical research question from Chapter 8 and review how we broke it down into searchable keywords and Boolean Concepts:
Comics and graphic novels are important tools for teaching secondary school students Shakespearean drama. Their use of visual narratives bring enhanced meaning to the late-sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century English language and improve both reading comprehension and memory retention.
Concept 1: comics OR graphic novels OR manga
Concept 2: teaching OR study OR learning
Concept 3: secondary school OR high school
Concept 4: Shakespeare
Concept 5: drama OR plays OR theatre OR theater
Concept 6: reading comprehension
Concept 7: memory retention
In this case, there are probably too many concepts broken out. You may want to reorganize your list and prioritize three or four concepts to search at the start. If you search for too many concepts, you may get no results.