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This 2-page handout describes some search techniques and how to connect to full text articles after doing a database search.
Build more effective searches by learning about "Boolean operators" when connecting your search terms.
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
Recommended Key Databases
Search these indexes for journal, magazine or newspapers articles, book reviews, conference proceedings, dissertations, etc.
The largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. Use to identify journal articles, book chapters, and books in psychology and the psychological aspects of related disciplines.
ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center)
The premier database for education, providing access to more than 1.3 million records and links to more than 323,000 full-text ERIC documents dating back to 1966.
Covers all aspects of sports including physical fitness, physical education, sports medicine, training, coaching, and recreation. Publication date coverage: 1975 to present.
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.
Abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences: journal articles, books, book chapters, etc.
Hospitality & Tourism Complete
Comprehensive database covering industry news and scholarly research relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism. Publication coverage from 1965 to present
Academic Search Ultimate
Academic journals and popular magazines from all disciplines.
Business Source Complete
Offers comprehensive full-text coverage plus indexing and abstracts for scholarly business journals.
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.
- 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)
Look for the Refereed symbol next to the journal title in this database of information about journals
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.
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.