The following databases index interdisciplinary, scholarly literature. To search for articles limited to a specific discipline--environmental studies, sociology, psychology, economics, etc.--go to the complete list of University of Utah research databases, also linked from the Marriott Library homepage, and choose from the "Database by Subject" list.
The following is a brief overview of various ways to construct and rework your search statement in databases. Remember that each database may vary in its search function. HELP menus in databases often provide tutorials and information about searching.
KEYWORD SEARCHING ....
use AND to connect required concepts, this will narrow your search. cats AND dogs will search for records with both terms.
use OR to connect synonyms, this will expand your search. cats OR dogs will search for records with either term.
use NOT to omit specific terms.
art* will search art, arts, artists, artistic, artwork, artworks ….
"Linking Program and Concept in Land Planning and Design" -- will search for this exact title
limit by format, date, language, scholarly articles, full-text access, and so on
SUBJECT SEARCHING ....
Refer to the selected Library of Congress Subject Terms in the left sidebar of this guide for suggestions.
IN GENERAL ....