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Places to Look for Scholarly Research

Searching Academic Databases

  1. The first place to look is Academic Search Complete
  2. The second place to look is a subject based research guide
  3. The third place to look is General Library Search Tool
    • Use Advanced Search
    • Filter by Scholarly & last 5 years
    • Use other filters
      1. Journal Articles
      2. Subject Terms
  4. Finally, The main library search box

Open Access Journals

Online Search Tips

  Search Shortcuts

  Explanation Example
Phrase Search (Using Quotation Marks Looks for complete phrase exactly as it is typed "human cause for climate change"
Site: Focuses on specific domain types .com (commercial), .org (organization), .gov (government), .edu (education) 2016 presidential voting statistics
Related: Finds similar sites related:put the url of another site
Link: Finds sites that are linked to a site or have used the site as a reference link:put the url of another site
Filetype: Finds information in a specific file format (e.g., .doc, .ppt, .pdf, .xls, etc) filetype: .xls 2016 presidential election results