Several search techniques are common to a variety of databases - subject headings, truncation, Boolean operators, and limits. Depending on your topic, there may also be search filters available to apply to one or more databases. Many databases allow you to save your search history, and to set up email alerts when new articles on your topic are available.
Check the library handout for search strategies in recommended resources
In a university or research setting, it is often expected that the information you use to support your writing comes from and . What are the main differences between the two types of publications? How do you know if an article is scholarly or popular? Is it ever acceptable to use information in popular magazines for your essay?