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Using Advanced Search
Using the "Books & Movies" tab, select "Advanced Search".

Use the "Advanced Search" page to select limiters.

Once you get your results, you can limit your results further by using the options on the right-hand side.

Searching for Journal Articles
Choosing Databases

Go to the library's home page at  The article search tab and box are automatically selected.  Type in one or two words to describe your search topic and search using Selected EBSCO [databases].

Then, click on “Choose Databases" and select the following databases:
*Academic Search Complete *Health Source – Consumer Edition
Abstracts in Social Gerontology Health Source: Nursing/Academic
Applied Science and Technology *MasterFile
Business Source Elite Professional Development Collection
CINAHL Plus with Full Text PsycArticles
Communication & Mass Media Complete PsycINFO
*Consumer Health Complete Social Sciences Abstracts

Finding Peer-Reviewed/Scholarly Articles
After you have selected your databases, you can limit your search to Peer-Reviewed articles by checking the "Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals" box.

Most CDS/medical/education databases will have their own limiters for research articles.  Look under "Limit Your Results" for options like:

--Evidence-Based Practice (ex., in CINAHL)
--Research articles (ex., in CINAHL)

In ERIC, look under Publication Types for the following:
--Information Analyses
--Numerical/Quantitative Data
--Reports -- All
--Also, you can change Intended Audience to Researchers and/or Practitioners

In PsycArticles and PsycInfo, choose:
--Methodology: ALL
--Publication Type: Peer-Reviewed

If you get a large number of results, limit them in the column to the left: Publication Date (2005-2017), or choose a specific Subject Heading.  You can also add an additional search term, such as Treatment or Therapy.
Subject Specialist
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Pam Ferrell
Reference Librarian
Office: 217 581-7548

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Alyson Vaaler
Night Circulation Librarian
Office: 217 549-1936

Reference Desk: 217-581-6072
Email the Reference Desk

InterLibrary Loan (ILL)
You can get books from other libraries.  Here's how:

--From the library homepage, select the "Books and Movies" tab above the main search bar.

--Click on the "I-Share" link underneath the main search bar

--Conduct your search as usual

--When you find a book you want, click on its title to bring up the full record.  Click on the "Request 1st Available" tab and follow the on-screen instructions to have it delivered to the Booth Library circulation desk.

If you are a first time user, you will have to create an I-Share account using your library ID number (located on the lower right hand corner of your Student ID)
Don't Give Up!
Remember: Don't give up with just one search attempt!  Be creative with your search terms.  Use synonyms or search more broadly.  Many times you'll find book that deal with a broad topic of which your subject is a subdivision.  In that case, you'll need to look at the books' chapter headings and index for your specific topic.
Get Full Text

When looking up articles in a database, clicking on the "Get Full Text" icon will take you to the full text of the article, help you find a print version of the article in the library catalog or give you the option to request the article from another library if Booth doesn't have access to the article (this request is also called InterLibrary Loan or ILL).

For more information, visit this page about "Get Full Text" and see examples of how it works.
Save it For Later
All EBSCO databases allow you to save your search history to return to later.  Also, you can create email alerts when new articles on your topic appear.
Other Helpful Resources
To access these resources, select "Databases" from the Booth Library homepage.


To access these resources, select "Databases" or the "Reference" tab from the Booth Library homepage.  You will then need to select "Health/Medicine" from the subject drop down menu.

--R2 Digital Library
--Sage Knowledge E-Reference Collection