Select EVERYTHING (above the search box) or the "Advanced Search". This will search multiple library databases simultaneously, and will include results from many sources, including magazines, newspapers, books, and scholarly journals. If you just want scholarly articles, be sure to filter your results to Peer-reviewed journals.
What to Type in the Search Box:
Use your initial topic idea, research question, or topic sentences as a starting point to identify keywords and concepts:
Do the health benefits of high school football outweigh the risks?
|Type AND between each concept||
health AND benefits AND high school AND football
health AND risks AND high school AND football
|Use "quotation marks" around phrases||
health AND benefits AND "high school" AND football
health AND risks AND "high school" AND football
|Use related terms and synonyms||
AND "high school" AND football
AND "high school" AND footballAND "high school" AND football
In your list of results, use FILTERS/LIMITERS:
The Library Catalog EVERYTHING/Advanced Search will search most of the content of library databases, such as the ones listed below.
The databases have more powerful search options, though, so if you don't find what you need through the Library Catalog search you can search directly in the databases below.
If you are not finding what you need, please consult a librarian.