ERIC: Search the database
Sample Search: use OR to broaden search, AND to narrow:
Gender Studies Database: Search the database
Sample Search: use asterisk (*) to find variant endings:
JSTOR: Search the database
Sample Search: 2000-2013
To find articles on a particular topic in sociology, try searching the library's sociology databases:
Just like in Google, searching in the databases can produce hundreds (and sometimes thousands) of results!
When you type in your keywords and find articles, be selective.
Here are a few things to notice:
In addition, by reading the abstract, you can see how relevant the article is to your topic.
On-campus users at Lesley University will see additional links in Google Scholar search results which facilitate access to Lesley's resources.
Off-campus users will need to configure your affiliation:
The secret to a successful search for relevant articles lies in using the right keywords. Good keyword searches involve simple concepts seperated by the Boolean Operatives and, or , not.
Create a keyword search statement, using and to join different concepts:
global and education
Not getting enough results? Try different keywords that might mean the same thing!
social work and community outreach
One more way to broaden your search...
Use the "Truncation Trick"!
Add an asterick (*) to the root of a word to get variant endings:
learn* = learn, learns, learning
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