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Biology: Finding Articles

Search Tips

Search by keywords and small phrases. Maximize your keyword searches with Boolean searching.

  • AND
  • OR
  • NOT

Use "quotation marks" to search for whole phrases. 

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

Consider truncation. The symbol used is usually *.

BIOLOG* will retrieve: 
biology, biological

Try using the database’s subject terms. Those are listed in the database’s thesaurus, or they may be listed near the article abstract.

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. 

Subject Librarian

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Jerry Weathers
Contact:
Alkek Library
Texas State University
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666
512-245-3004