Find more (broaden your results) with OR and wildcards:
symbol* or figurat*
Find less (narrow your results) with AND:
impressionism and criticism
Find less with NOT:
composition not writing
Find less by selecting limiters (peer-reviewed, date, etc.).
Some databases require quotation marks for an "exact phrase".
If you're not finding enough, try simplifying your search, and remove less critical keywords or concepts.
(1:57) Learn how logical operators AND and OR work to help you get good results in library research databases.
(2:05) Learn how to retrieve varying forms of a word and improve search results.
Finding Scholarly Articles on Your Topic
These tutorials include practice in Neumann Library web-based resources and self-quiz questions to help you check your understanding.
Peer review is the process where experts from the same subject field or profession as the author evaluate a manuscript before it is accepted for publication in an academic or scholarly journal.
Peer-reviewed journals also may be called refereed journals.
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