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Background Information

Take some time to plan out your search strategy in advance. Remember these important search tips.

1. Don't search using a single phrase or sentence like "what affects adolescents' exercise habits?". Determine the most important concepts of your topic and then place each concept in its own search bar. Try to start with one or two then add more if there are thousands of potentially relevant articles.

2. String together synonyms or related terms using "OR" for each core concept.

3. Look for the "peer reviewed" limit in each database. You can set this limit on the main search screen (before you search) or narrow your results after you've started your search.

4. Set date limits as appropriate for your topic.

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Accessing the Article

If you don’t see a PDF of the article you want, click for "Full Text" to find it within all the Libraries' collections.

If we don’t have the article, click "Borrow this from another library" to have the article sent to you electronically. This option typically takes a few hours. 

More information on requesting materials is down below.

Research Resources

Subject Specific Databases

Request materials not owned by UTA Libraries 

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