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Below is a short video explaining how to use the boolean operators, AND, OR and NOT to make searching for articles and books more effective by broadening or focusing your search.
The Brief Guide to Research Resources provides more database search tips.
Below is a list of databases or electronic indexes that will allow you to search by topic keyword, author, etc. to find citations and often abstracts to thousands of articles, from thousands of journals, magazines, and other sources. Often the fulltext of the article will be embedded in the database. Other times you will need to look for the FindIt @MU button for e-access or print access to the article.