The more complicated your question, the less likely a search engine can understand it. To get the best result, identify keywords and like terms to create a search string.
Example research question: How did the Didascalia Apostolorum influence the development of Christianity in the 3rd-4th centuries?
Keywords: Didascalia Apostolorum, Christianity, 3rd-4th centuries
Like terms can include synonyms and also examples of your keywords. If you don't get results from searching your keywords, it doesn't mean that the research doesn't exist. It could mean that the researcher used different language to describe the same topic
Search strings connect your keywords and like terms together for the best results.
Too many results? Use AND to narrow results
Didascalia Apostolorum AND Christianity AND 4th century
Too few results? Use OR to broaden results or use * to search for any terms that begin with those letters
Didascalia* AND Christian* OR Epiphanius of Salamis AND 4th century OR 3rd century OR Imperial Roman Empire
Also known as peer-reviewed articles, scholarly articles are sources that are:
While you can find scholarly articles through general search engines, databases contain a feature where you can narrow your results to only scholarly articles.
Use the following archives to access primary sources:
Books and eBooks often provide a broader overview and cover more information than a scholarly journal article.
You don't need to read an entire book to use it in your research. Use the index at the back of a book to find the information you need.
BR 160-275 History of Early Christianity
DS 92-99 Syria
DS 101-151 Israel (Palestine). The Jews
DT 43-154 Egypt
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