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Academic Research

1. Don't rely on Google for everything!

2. Focus on scholarly literature (see the Articles tab for more information).

3. Perform more than one search!

4. Evaluate the information you find using the criteria in the box above.

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Library Databases

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Spartan Search
Find books, journal articles, CD's, video recordings and more!


SEARCHING FOR ARTICLES

When using the above search box, if you're looking specifically for journal articles, be sure to narrow your results on the left side:
Narrowing to articles

You can also narrow your results further using other limiters such as subject, date range, etc:
narrow by subject and date
SEARCHING FOR ARTICLES IN DATABASES
A-Z List of Databases @ Funderburg Library
A-Z List of Journals @ Funderburg Library
Database Listing by Subject
 
DATABASES TO GET STARTED WITH
Click a box below to view content.

Searching Academic Search Premier using the Advanced Search Boolean Operator feature when combining keywords:
Academic Search Premier Searching

Filtering your search results:
Filtering
Searching CQ Researcher using Boolean Operators:

Searching CQ Researcher
Searching Credo Reference using Boolean Operators:
Searching Credo Reference

Filtering your search results:
filtering
Publication date limiter can be found further down the page.
Searching JSTOR using the Advanced Search Boolean Operator option:

Searching JSTOR
 
KEYWORD SEARCHING TIPS
Using Boolean Operators (AND, OR, and NOT) with your keywords will help you narrow or expand your results.
boolean operator AND
The highlighted middle section represents the use of AND. Searching for poverty AND addiction will give you results with both words present. Therefore, your results are fewer.



boolean operator OR
Using OR between similar keywords will give you results that include both words. Therefore, your results are greater. A search for teenagers ORadolescents will retrieve either or both terms.



boolean operator NOT
The NOT operator gives you results from only one of your words. Therefore, your results are fewer. Searching for addiction NOT alcohol will eliminate alcohol from the results.
 

 

Your Librarian

Rebecca Johnson
Rebecca Johnson

rejohnson@manchester.edu
Phone: (260)982-5360
Office: 111 Funderburg Library
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Online Resource Access

On Campus:
The Spartan Search catalog and all library databases have automatic access when using a campus computer.

Off Campus:
When off campus, use your regular network username and password to access library resources. If problems occur, contact Doris Stephenson

 

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