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NREM 204: Resources to Use for Your Assignment

Searching for Journal Articles: Video Tutorial by Kealin McCabe

The three-minute video below, produced by Kealin McCabe, provides basic instructions for using a journal index.  Journal indexes may vary in appearance, but most operate in essentially the same way.  Therefore, although Kealin is using Academic Search Premier (we have since upgraded to Academic Search Complete), the information in this video will also be applicable when you are searching the journals indexes recommended for your NREM 204 assignment

A basic search strategy:

  • Select a journal index to search.
  • Perform initial search.
  • Check subject terms (may be called descriptors, index terms, etc.) in full entries of relevant items.  To do this, click on the title of the article.
  • Use the subject terms that you find to revise your search.