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Information Literacy - or learning to do research: a life time skill: Finding Journal Articles

Now it is your turn.  Open up Academic Search Complete.

Use the Advanced Search and place your first concept or idea in the first box.  If you have synonyms for the term, include that as well, with OR between the words.

Put your second concept in the box below the first.  Again if you have a synonym included that with OR between the words.

  • IF you are using a phrase, put Quotation Marks (" ") around the phrase
  • If your term could either be singular or plural, add an asterisk (*) at the end of the root word,i.e. drug* or medicine*

How many results did you get?  _________________

If you retrieved too many results narrow your results using the limiters on the left side of the screen. 

Too few results?  check your search terms.  Maybe they are too narrow or focused

Identify a potential article:

Is it full text?    Yes    No If NOT full text in this database, Is it available full text elsewhere? _______________________

Is there a  DOI:  _________________________ or Persistent URL: __________________________________________________

If it is not available electronically through Academic Search Complete, what is your other option? ___________________________

Look for the the subject terms (descriptors) of some of your best resources.  Are there some other terms you could use in another search? What are they? _________________________________


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