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Organization, Workforce and Leadership Studies (OWLS): Finding Articles

Search Tips

Maximize your keyword searches with Boolean searching.

AND: motivat* AND employ*
OR: employees OR personnel

NOT: internet NOT "social network"

Use "quotation marks" to search for whole phrases. 

Limit search results by Date and Peer-Reviewed journals.   

Truncation searches variations of a word. The symbol used is usually *.

MOTIVAT* will retrieve: motivate, motivatedmotivation, motivating 

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:

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. 

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.