Another good place to look for materials is in Google Scholar. Use the Libraries' Homepage find the link to Google Scholar. Entering Google Scholar through our page will link you to our holdings.
Remember: If we don't own what you need, TALK TO INTERLIBRARY LOAN. They will track down what you need ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD and get you what you need for free. NEVER PAY FOR LIBRARY MATERIALS UNTIL YOU'VE TALKED TO INTERLIBRARY LOAN. EVER.
Here is a list of some helpful Google Scholar search tips:
- Use Quotations to search for a phrase: “no child left behind”
- Use Parentheses to group words to show the relationship between concepts:(chemical warfare) (Syria OR Iraq)
- Use a hyphen to exclude a word: apple –computer
- Use a tilde to search for synonyms of a word: ~stop
- Use author: to limit your search to results by a specific author: qualitative study author: hawkins
- Use filetype: to find results with a specific file type: flu vaccine filetype: pdf
- Use intext: to require a word to appear anywhere in your results: doping “major league baseball” intext: congress
- Use allintext: to require multiple words to appear anywhere in your results: allintext: autism vaccine controversy
- Use intitle: to require a word to appear in the titles of your results: alaska intitle: superfund
- Use allintitle: to require multiple words to appear in the title of your results: allintitle: Alaska superfund cleanup
Searching for Articles by Methodology
Most databases don't have a direct way to search for journal articles by methodology. However, a keyword search that combines a methodological term with your topic term(s) is usually effective. For example:
If this retrieves no results, try a broader methodological term:
You can search several relevant methodologies simultaneously by connecting the terms with "OR". Use an asterisk as a truncation symbol, so you can find all versions of a root word (i.e. theor* finds theory, theories, theoretical, etc.) For example:
Finding an Article by Citation
f you have a citation in hand, the library homepage can take you to the full text. Here's how:
From the Libraries' Homepage type the JOURNAL TITLE in the E-Journals by Title search box. ALWAYS search for the title of the JOURNAL and not the article.
The resulting page will tell you if we have that title electronically,
Click the link to see what is available electronically & where & for what years
But what if you need other years, which may be in print? Go back to GIL and do the advanced search:
You've already seen the information for the online version. Here's the second entry FROM THE GIL CATALOG (NOT THE E-JOURNALS TAB)--
Click on the "Available" link to see what years we IN PRINT. It's quaint, but sometimes just what you need:
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