Digital Learning Launchpad

Khon Kaen University Library

Search Smarter

 Why does it happen?

  • Your topic is narrow
  • Your research topic is a very new topic which may not have a lot of research written on it
  • You are not using the most appropriate search tool.

 Fix with: Make your search broader

Change your search and use more broader search terms by;

  • Use boolean or operator search.
  • Include a variety of synonyms.
  • Use general topic instead of a specific topic.
  • Avoid long phrases, sentences, or questions.


 Fix with: Use variously search tools

  • Use more than one database and specific databases for information on your subject area.
  • Use KKU library one search.
  • Use google scholar for public web.