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COUN 5372: Assessment and Treatment in Marriage & Family Counseling: Search Strategies

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.

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 I 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.