Depending on your topic, these databases may be relevant. If needed, more choices are in Databases A-Z.
Add/reuse (map from; do not copy):
Customize sample searches in rich text item below if desired.
how racial attitudes influence discrimination
"critical thinking" AND "higher education"
motivat* AND exercise
Refine your search with filters on results screen: peer-reviewed journal, available online, etc.
While it doesn't offer some of the sophisticated options available in research databases, Google Scholar can be helpful. See instructions for customizing Google Scholar to provide Full Text @ UHCL links in results.
Most research databases allow you to limit searches to articles in peer-reviewed journals. A peer-reviewed (or refereed) journal:
(3:15) Explains the academic publishing process for research articles and scholarly journals, including the quality control process of peer review. North Carolina State Univ. Libraries
Find more (broaden your results) with OR and wildcards:
trabaj* or labor*
Find less (narrow your results) with AND:
autobiography and slave*
Find less with NOT:
revolution not france
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.
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