To find journal articles, search the journal indexes covering journals in your discipline. Remember that elements of a topic may fall into other disciplines. Hence, you may find that you also need to search journal indexes that cover other disciplines.
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Once you have selected an appropriate database use the following to connect your search terms:
In most databases it is easiest to start with a Keyword search.
You may also want to use the Thesaurus to find the appropriate subject terms for your topic.
If you know the title of the article you are looking for do a Title search
If you know that you want articles from within a specific journal search by Journal title, Periodical title, or Series title.
If you know the author, search by Author (Last name, first initial).
There may be other options to limit your search by publication year, document type, etc. Take advantage of these!
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