Selecting the best search scope for your research needs:
Everything vs. Library Catalog vs. Articles
|Search Scope||What is included?||When should I use it?|
For a more detailed explanation of your search scope options consult What am I searching?
1. Use quotes around phrases
2. Use the "Quick Filters" if you want just books, articles, etc.
3. If you need peer reviewed sources, apply that filter
4. Use "Format" for other types of sources such as newspaper articles, book chapters, etc.
5. Use the date limiter
A complete list of limiters can be found on the left hand side of the screen.
The following databases will help you find articles on your topic:
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FindIt@VU provides direct links from a database citation to the fulltext of the article (if available) and other supporting resources.
An FAQ for FindIt@VU is also available.