Answered By: Reference Staff
Last Updated: Oct 01, 2018     Views: 32

Databases like JEWL or Academic Search Premier cover academic disciplines and provide comprehensive content including many full text journals as well as references for over 1,000 titles.  These are often good choices to begin a database search. 

Effective Search steps include:

  • Use the Advanced Search option
  • Enter keywords in separate fields - no long phrases or questions.


  • Use limiters/filters found in the left column, Refine Results
    • Full Text - to eliminate citations and abstracts only
    • Sources - scholarly, magazine etc. 
  • Create an account to save articles in a folder if available. 
  • Cite your source.

These suggestions can apply to many databases.  Each may have a slightly different way to search, but the concepts for an effective search are the same. 

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