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Formulaire de recherche

Finding Scientific Articles

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2500, chemin de Polytechnique
Montréal (Québec) H3T 1J4
Pavillon Lassonde, 7e étage
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In order to find relevant and diverse information on a given subject, random keyword searching on Google is not sufficient. Elaborating a search strategy is a proven, classic approach that can be used in different databases.

The classic method for finding information on a given subject involves multiple steps. This guide, designed by librarians, describes these steps and presents the criteria needed to evaluate the documents retrieved.

*The research method suggested in this guide was inspired by Kuhlthau's process described in her book, Seeking Meaning: A Process Approach to Library and Information Sciences (GEN Z 711 K84 1993).


Searching databases allows you to find various materials such as journal articles, conference papers, dissertations, technical standards, patents, etc. 

You can also restrict your searching to a specific document type.

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