Select Databases to Search
Click on the box next to the database(s) you need. Select as many databases as you want. Academic Search Premier is the default. To search all, click off the checkmark for Academic Search Premier.
Basic Search Tips
Type keywords for your topic in the search box (next to Find).
Use AND to connect multiple keywords, and place "double quotation marks" around simple phrases, e.g. "school violence" AND prevention
Below Refine Search are Limiters and Expanders.
Limit search to Full Text or Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals.
Expand search to Search in Full Text, Include all Search Terms by Default or Search for related terms.
The Menu above the Find lists the types of searches available: Keyword, Publications, Subject Terms, Indexes, Library Holdings, Images and Reference. Click tab for the type of search needed. The default is a Keyword search.
View Article Results
Results are sorted by date with the most current articles listed first. Click on Sort By: (arrow) to re-sort by Source, Author or Relevance. Click tabs to view Results by All, Scholarly Journals, Magazines or Newspapers
Click article title to view content (Full Text, Abstract, or Citation).
Full Text articles are either in HTML or PDF. More information to locate the Full Text of Citations can be found either in WebCat for library holdings or by Check another database for full-text online.
Click links along the top of the display to print, email, save article.
Use Add to folder to collect articles for retrieval as a group.
Click Result List to view other articles or Refine Search to change search parameters.
Search up to three (3) topics or terms in Advanced Search. Type a term or phrase in each space. Click on Arrow to choose type of search (Author, Title, Subject Term, etc.).
Results can be limited, expanded or sorted in the same way as Basic Search.
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