Andersen Library Reference Desk
Phone: (262) 472-1032
Call or visit during Reference Desk Hours
Make an Appointment with any Librarian
Get help via email
Get help 24/7 with Ask a Librarian Chat*
*UW-W librarians staff are staffing this chat service on an irregular basis during spring and summer 2020. You may chat with non-UW-W librarians at any time, and we will follow up if needed.
This Common Search Tips (2:16 minutes) tutorial provides an overview of commonly used keyword search tips. Generally, you will start your research with keyword searches, so it is a good idea to memorize these tips. Also, instructions for searching databases, including date and format limits and other searches types, can be found on help screens in the databases.
("african clawed frog*" OR xenopus) AND "bisphenol a"
To access library databases, select the Articles/Databases tab on the box on the Andersen Library homepage. Here is a video tutorial that demonstrates Accessing Library Databases (0:59 minutes).
Below are some tutorials you can watch to learn how to search in databases.
How do you know whether an article is scholarly or not? Check out the Scholarly Journal, Trade Magazine, & Popular Magazine guide.