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Research Methods: Finding journal articles by research method

This guide features RRU Library and external resources on research methodology.

Use the Discovery advanced search feature!

One way to search for articles in which the authors have used a specific research methodology is to use the advanced search function to search for the method you want in the abstract.

Here is an example of how to do this using Discovery:

1. Select the advanced search option on the main RRU Library webpage.

2. In the first search box enter your main search strategy and in the second search box enter the research method. Change the menu option in the second box from All Fields to Abstract.

3. Use the filter on the left to narrow down to peer reviewed articles

peer reviewed filter - Discovery

You will see in some of your results that Action Research is discussed in the article.


You can try a similar approach in any of these subject or publisher-specific databases: