Search by keywords/small phrases and use Boolean searching.
AND: "african american students" AND "achievement gap"
OR: "project based learning" OR "project method in teaching"
Use "quotation marks" to search for whole phrases.
Use the limiting features like date and peer-reviewed journals.
Consider truncation. The symbol used is usually *.
disab* will retrieve: disabled, disabilities, disability, etc.
Check Subject terms to see if there are any synonym terms to consider.
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.