US 315 (Fall 2016)


1. Explore your topic in a book which may be found in the online catalog.

2. If you do not find what you are looking for in our catalog, you may want to explore the OhioLINK Catalog.

3. Identify research articles on your topic. Articles may be found in the following databases.

Academic Search Complete - a database that indexes resources from all academic areas.
Business Source Complete - a database that indexes resources in the areas of business management, economics, finance, accounting, etc.
Education Research Complete - a databases that indexes resources in the area of education.
Vocation & Career Index - a database that indexes trade and industry related journals.

  • Combine search terms and concepts using AND/OR (Boolean search strategy)
    • Use OR to broaden your search to include synonyms and related terms (anxiety OR fear OR worry)
    • Use AND to narrow your search by combining concepts
  • HOW DO I GET THE FULL TEXT? Click Find It! to locate full text. If Find It! doesn't find it, search Journal Finder using the title of the journal. If you still can't find the full text, try searching to see if it is free online. Last resort: try Article Request (it may take up to 10 days to process your request)

4. Explore your topic on websites created by professional organizations. The library has evaluated many websites that may be used for this purpose. These may be found at under WebLinks.

To evaluate websites not listed in WebLinks, we encourage you to use the Crap Test.

If you have any questions or are in need of assistance with your research, please contact the reference desk.