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SOWK 3305: Human Behavior & Social Environment: Finding Articles

Seminar in HBSE I

Keyword Search Tips

Search by keywords/phrases and use Boolean searching. What's Boolean? 

AND: abortion AND "mental health"

OR:  "sexual health education" OR "sex* education"

Using "Quotation Marks" searches words as a phrase, "young adult"

Limit search results by Date and Peer-Reviewed journals.   

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

DISAB* will retrieve: disabled, disabilities, disability, etc.   

Check Subject terms to see if there are any synonym terms to consider.

Already have a citaton? Search 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 (Desktop)
*** For EndNote Web, Under Downloads, use Capture Reference