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SOWK 5378: Advanced Field Practicum: Finding Articles

Search Tips

Maximize your keyword searches with Boolean searching. What's Boolean? 

AND: veteran* AND "mental* ill*"
OR: disab* OR "special needs"

Use "quotation marks" to search for whole phrases > "social determinants

Use built in limiting features like full-text or peer review.  

Consider truncation (*) to search variations of a word:
MENTOR* will retrieve:  mentor, mentoring, mentors, mentorship, etc.  

Check Subject terms to see if there are any synonym terms to consider.

Searching for Full Text

If you come across a citation to an article and you'd like to track down its full text, follow the steps below:

Periodical List: Enter "Journal Title"


The example below shows that The Journal of Continuing Higher Education is accessible in print/microform as well as online. The entry also shows coverage dates to indicate which years are accessible. 

Citation Management

Have a lot of citations you want to enter in your works cited/references list? Try a citation manager.

Do you need the Web or Desktop version?


  • Organize your research Include citations while you write your paper
  • Build a bibliography in a variety of formats
  • Import references from library databases and Google Scholar.