Finding articles in databases is a multi-step process:
2. Always use the Advanced Search option.
3. Databases don't like full sentences! Build your search using a few nouns that best describe the main concepts of your topic. These are your "keywords."
4. You can use the asterisk* symbol to pick up alternate endings to a root word. For example, migrat* will find migrate, migration, migrating, migratorial, migratory, migrations...
5. Select whichever filters are appropriate but do not click "full text" as one of the filters because this will severely limit your results. Rely instead on the Library's access; see #5 below.
6. If the full text of an article is not available in the database itself, use the link. This will take you to the article on another platform or, if we don't have access to the article online, it will offer you an option to order it through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).
7. Most article databases allow you to save, email, cite, download, or export citations or full articles.