Here are some search tips to remember when searching the databases.
1. Be sure to mark the "peer reviewed" or "scholarly" limit when searching for peer reviewed articles.
2. Use quotation marks around phrases (e.g. "health education", "type II diabetes")
3. Use the word "AND" between different concepts.
4. Use the word "OR" between similar concepts.
5. A common truncation symbol in the databases is the asterisk symbol *. Using this will allow you to search for various forms of the word in one step. For example, strateg* will search for strategy, strategies, strategize, and strategic.
Here are some example searches:
Identifying Types of Articles: Explained (video)
Peer Review in Three Minutes: What is peer review? (video)
Ulrichsweb: How can I identify whether a journal is peer-reviewed? Search for a magazine or journal by title. If it is identified with a referee shirt, it is a refereed publication, and most articles in the publication will be peer reviewed.
Option 1: To access the full text of an article, tap , View Online, or ; or tap to determine whether UW-W Library patrons have access to it via a different database or inter-library loan (ILLiad). Here's how:
Option 2: Use the Journals search to find out whether we have access to a particular journal or magazine:
Option 3: If you know the DOI