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Trade Journal or Magazine
Keyword searches find articles that contain the word(s) typed in the search box. Brainstorm synonyms and alternative words for your topic, thesis, or essential question. Using words such as AND, OR, and NOT with your keywords help narrow or expand the search results.
Database limiters reduce the number of search results. I have highlighted only a few of the database limiters. Please experiment with the other limiters offered for database searches.
This type of search will locate complete articles, not just abstracts describing the contents of the articles.
Complete articles can be located without limiting to full-text. Click the "Find It" link next to an article in the search results and follow the instructions to request the full article.
Examples of source types include scholarly/peer reviewed articles, magazines, and newspapers. Other source types are also available as limiters
Depending on your topic, you may want to limit the search results date to recent publication years.