* Don't try just one!
Search multiple databases - each database indexes a different collection of journals/sources.
Don’t feel tied to a specific term – think of alternatives, and loosely associated terms.
* Start big…
Start your search with general terms – it’s easier to narrow down 1,000 results than it is to expand 0.
*…but keep it small
Don’t use phrases or overly complex search strings.
When you find a good article, look at the subject terms or keywords that the database has used to index that article. Use those terms in a new search. Speak the database's language - it'll respond.
Do you already have an article citation, and just need to find the full-text? Use the links to below to check for either electronic or paper full-text in the Library.
(If the Library doesn't have the article you need, you can request it through ILLiad (Interlibrary Services)).