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Athletic Training: Research Databases

Search Tips

Search by keywords/small phrases and use Boolean searching.

AND: reading AND motivat*
OR:  "phonemic awareness" OR "phonological awareness"

Use "quotation marks" to search for whole phrases > "alphabetic principle"

Use the database’s built in limiting features. Some databases have a filter for full-text and/or peer-reviewed journals.

Consider truncation. The symbol used is usually *. read* will retrieve: read, reading, reader, etc.

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

Find peer reviewed articles in Start Your Research

Try Start Your Research first! Search results can be limited by Material Type and Peer Review.

Google Scholar


Google Scholar can be a useful tool when collecting research information. Settings can be updated to display:

Library Links - FindIt@Txstate
Bibliography Manager - EndNote (for Desktop EndNote)

* For EndNote Web, under Downloads, use Capture Reference.