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Discover @ MU

Discover@MU is a good place to start your research.

Three Ways to Find Articles

If you are looking for ARTICLES on your topic, you have three options:

1. Databases  Search one of the Library's 350+ databases (Preferred way!)  Allows you to focus on a discipline such as management, nursing, or medicine

2. Discover@MU   A good starting point, provides you a broad search over many topics and includes books, journal articles, newspaper articles, audio & video files.  Searches across the MU Library collections.   

3. Google Scholar  Great for looking for very specific or hard to find topics.  Scholar searches the full text of articles.


Database Search Tips

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Use Boolean Logic (AND, OR, NOT) to combine search concepts.


TOO FEW hits: OR to add synonyms; individual key words, NOT whole phrases; drop concept(s) with AND; truncate; consider other databases.


TOO MANY hits:  AND another concept into search; use other available limiters in the database.


Truncation symbols (?, *, !, +) will provide variant spelling after the root word. 


A wildcard (?, *) is a character that may be used in a search term to represent one or more other characters.

Do an advanced search and take advantage of the fields provided.

Use the subject headings/descriptors to find additional citations on your topic.  If that does not work, use the keyword search.

You can also use limits (e.g., publication year, language, words in the title, etc.) to narrow your retrieval. 
Set up an auto alert/RSS feed to monitor the research.  Instructions for setting up Auto Alerts/RSS feeds for many databases can be found here.