What to know: Articles are published in journals. Journal contents (articles) are curated and stored in searchable databases. Google Scholar is not a database. Databases do not search like Google.
What you’ll learn: How to build a search and use database tools to search library databases for journal, magazine, or newspaper articles. We'll show you in one database, but most databases work the same way. You'll also learn a few tricks for using Google Scholar strategically.
Why you should care: Databases do not use natural language searching (like Google does) - they will only do what you tell them to do. If your search is well-formed and you use your tools wisely, your search results will be much more useful and relevant!