Tutorial courtesy of the University of Southern California Libraries
Using Boolean Operators when searching will give you better, and more accurate, results.
Courtesy of The University of West Florida Libraries
Most databases allow you to narrow your search results according to certain criteria.
Some common limiters (also called filters) include:
Limiters vary by database. Please check the database's Help page, for specific information.
Citation searching, or using the references cited by authors, not only leads researchers to other relevant articles on their subject of interest, it can also indicate the importance of a piece of research.
This is where you will want to use the library's "discovery tool", or the main search box on the library homepage. This feature is best used for a known item, such as an article that you know the title and author, or a book or ISBN number.