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.
Search these indexes for journal, magazine or newspapers articles, book reviews, conference proceedings, dissertations, etc.
Depending on your specific topic, population of interest, approach, etc., consider one of the following specialized databases. For more online resources, check out the complete Database List.
- the database record for the article, which sometimes indicates whether a journal is peer reviewed
- the journal website, esp. under About Us or Information for Authors
- Ulrichsweb, a database of information about journals, and look for the Refereed symbol next to the journal title