Library Databases to Use
To search for journal articles, use these library databases, at least to start:
Setting Up a Keyword Search
Use keywords related to your topic, plus AND. For example:
You can use OR, with parentheses, to expand a search by adding equivalent keywords:
If you're using keyword phrase of two or more words, you can make the search more exact by putting the words inside quotation marks, for example:
You can also use the * symbol to find alternative endings for keywords. For example, if you search like this:
the * symbol is telling the database to search for the keywords regulate, regulating, or regulations.
Limiting Your Search
When searching for journal articles, look for two handy "limiters" in the database--usually they will be checkboxes.