New to the U?: Finding Articles

Whether you are a first year or a graduate student, this guides serves as an introduction to library services and research strategies.

Using AND, OR, NOT

To be more precise in your searching, use AND, OR, NOT in your searches.

More Search Tips


Subscription Databases to Get You Started

Did you know that relevant research and academic articles are available on the deep web? Did you know that Google, Bing, and other web search engines cannot search these sites?

"The deep Web is the part of the Internet that is inaccessible to conventional search engine s, and consequently, to most users. According to researcher Marcus P. Zillman of, as of January 2006, the deep Web contained somewhere in the vicinity of 900 billion pages of information. In contrast, Google, the largest search engine, had indexed just 25 billion pages.

Deep Web content includes information in private databases that are accessible over the Internet but not intended to be crawled by search engines. For example, some universities, government agencies and other organizations maintain databases of information that were not created for general public access. Other sites may restrict database access to members or subscribers." Taken from on August 9, 2011.

Don't stop here. More subject-specific article databases are available. These will get you started, but check with the subject guide in your area or make an appointment with your subject librarian.


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