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Finding Books and eBooks
The best place to search for scholarly articles on your topic is an article database
See library subject guides for more recommendations of subject-specific article databases appropriate for your discipline.
|Boolean operator||AND||e.g. insect AND migration: will retrieve articles containing both words; this will decrease your search results|
|Boolean operator||OR||e.g. migration OR dispersal: will retrieve articles containing either (or both) words petroleum OR oil, this will increase your search results|
|Parentheses||(...)||e.g. insect AND (migration OR dispersal): will retrieve articles with insect AND migration or articles with insect AND dispersal|
|Phrase searching||“___”||e.g. "global warming": will retrieve articles containing the phrase global warming|
|Truncation||*/?||e.g. dispers*: will retrieve articles containing the words disperse, disperses, dispersing, dispersal, etc.|
Table of content alert is best when you want to see all of the articles published in a particular journal or particular set of journals. To sign up for TOC alerts for individual journal titles, visit the journal webpage and create an account. You can then set up the alerts for your chosen journals.
You can also sign up for TOC alerts through the journal publisher's website. Many publishers publish more than one journal, so you can receive table of contents for many journals with just one account. The links to many major biomedical journal publishers are included below.
Examples of journal publishers:
OpenDOAR (directory of open access repositories)