This page includes strategies and techniques to help make your search for information more effective and efficient:
Use these interactive tutorials to practice finding information on your topic using a database.
When you're looking at search results in a database you're going to see a few different ways to get to the full article, usually either...
Both of these will take you to the article!
Click the Find Full-Text button and a new tab or window will open. In this tab, your article will load automatically. You will also see a YELLOW ribbon with a link saying "Go To Full Text Finder Results"--click the link if the article doesn't load on its own.
Set up Google Scholar to link to Simmons Library and to connect to the full-text articles we subscribe to for you (don't pay for articles - check the Library first!).
Next time you're searching, look for the Check Simmons Full Text link next to each search result.
Don't see it? Click on more underneath the result.
|Type of Resource||It is...|
|E-Resource||Any electronic research material: online journal articles, e-books, websites, etc.|
|Database||A searchable collection of articles and other academic writings available through the library. You'll find these listed under "Databases."|
|Catalog||Where you can search for locations of books, journals, videos, other media, archival materials and links to e-resources.|
|Research Guide||A small website organized by a Librarian around a subject or course so that it's easy to find the print and e-resources for that subject or course. For example, there is a Social Work subject guide, and a SW 441: Social Work Research course guide.|
|Library website||The digital front door to the Simmons Library; your access point for all our services and resources.|
Limit to Peer-Reviewed or Scholarly articles...
Narrow the Date Range...
Still not finding anything? Ask a Librarian!