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Recreation Management and Policy: Find Articles

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Research Center Phone: 603-862-1544

Visit, email, chat, or schedule a consultation appointment with a subject librarian.

Searching Tips

This 2-page handout describes some search techniques and how to connect to full text articles after doing a database search.

 

Boolean Searching

Build more effective searches by learning about "Boolean operators" when connecting your search terms.


Google Search

Tips:

At Scholar home page, under Settings

  • set Library Links to Univ of New Hampshire - makes it easier to link to online full text at UNH
  • set Bibliography Manager to show links to import citations to RefWorks
Google Scholar Search

Recommended Key Databases

Search these indexes for journal, magazine or newspapers articles, book reviews, conference proceedings, dissertations, etc.

Additional Databases to Consider

Depending on your specific topic, one of these specialized databases may be helpful. For more online resources, check out the complete Database List.

Getting Articles

Click on the Check for Full Text icon in the database record to see how to get a copy of the article: whether online, in print or from another library.

This 2-minute video provides a brief demonstration.

If the UNH Library doesn't have the article you want, request it through Interlibrary Loan.

Peer Review?

Check:

  • the database record for the article, which sometimes indicates whether a journal uses peer review
  • the journal website, especially under About Us or Information for Authors (Example)

Note: Not everything in a journal is peer reviewed; letters to the editor, book reviews, news items, and other short works without listed references are typically not peer reviewed the way more substantive articles are.

Follow Citations

Check references in relevant articles you find.

Check "Times CIted" links, if available, in databases such as PsycINFO and Sociological Abstracts to identify some newer articles citing the article in the database record. This may lead to related relevant articles.

Use Web of Science to follow citations from published articles to identify older and newer related articles across many disciplinary fields in the sciences, social sciences, and arts & humanities.