Maximize your keyword searches with Boolean searching. What's Boolean?
AND: veteran* AND "drug abuse"
OR: "disabled children" OR "children with disabilit*"
Use "quotation marks" to search for whole phrases > "human trafficking"
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 *.
COUNSEL* will retrieve:
counsel, counseling, counselling, counselor, 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.
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.