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Use the databases links below to find articles on human services topics.
Also known as "Academic Articles" or "Peer Reviewed" articles. Scholarly articles are are written by experts in a field for other experts. They are printed in scholarly journals to share original data, research, or ideas within a field of study. Articles in scholarly journals are reviewed and accepted by other experts in the same field, or peers.
Trade publications are written by professionals for professionals, but may not be peer-reviewed. Trade publications inform and share info about news, trends, technologies, best practices, and products within an industry or profession.
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his is the most important rule of searching. Think of words that are most important to your topic. For example, instead of searching for “Laws for teenagers using cell phones while driving,” use the words “laws, cell phones, teen drivers.”
For more targeted results try searching these terms in quotes:
It can be useful to think of a couple of synonyms for key words. Using the example above, you could use “mobile phones” as well as “cell phones.” Slang is often a problem in searches. For example, “car” will get different results than “automobile” in many databases
The connectors are used to link your key words to one another. AND will limit a search and should be used to link different things or concepts. OR expands your search and should be used to link similar things. NOT can be used to exclude words that are muddying your search.