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If you have trouble accessing a specific article, ask the library for help or try the following:

Articles / Databases

Finding Articles

Databases can contain hundreds or thousands of journals that are searchable through the search interface. While the search interface can initially appear complicated compared to Google, it allows for precise results, which means less time sorting through millions of results.

1. Choose a database to search.

2. If available, go straight to the Advanced Search function in the database you're using. This allows for more precise searching.

3. If available, use a Subject search term instead of a keyword. This will give you results about your topic instead of results that only mention your topic.

  • Start with a broad/general subject search term.
  • If you have too many results, add another search term and/or use limiters (Date, Publication Type, etc.).
  • If you have too few or no results, try other search terms or use a keyword search and look for subject terms within those results that can be used in a new subject search.

4. Read abstracts and subject terms associated with the article to determine whether it will be relevant to your research.

5. If you have any trouble accessing the full-text version of an article, contact the library for assistance.

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