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ED 7320: Literature Review for Research Writing: Finding Articles | Search Tips

Literature Review for Research Writing

Search Tips

Search by keywords/small phrases and use Boolean searching.

AND: "developmental education" AND math*
OR: remedial OR "developmental education" OR "developmental studies"

Use "quotation marks" to search for whole phrases.   

Apply limiting features like date and peer-reviewed journals.   

Consider truncation. The symbol used is usually *

DISAB* will retrieve: disabled, disabilities, disability   

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. 

Google Scholar

Settings can be updated to display:   

Library Links -> FindIt@Txstate
Bibliography Manager -> RefWorks or EndNote