Use the Journal Locator when you know the title of a newspaper, magazine, or journal. There is a link to the Journal Locator on the Library's homepage. Click on the tab, "Journals" and go to "Journal Locator"
Perhaps you find this article in the Journal of Voice in a database:
Lynn Helding MM , Thomas L. Carroll MD , John Nix MM, MME , Michael M. Johns MD , Wendy D. LeBorgne PhD, CCC-SLP , David Meyer MM, DM , COVID-19 After Effects: Concerns for Singers, Journal of Voice (2020), doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvoice.2020.07.032
Break your topic into concepts (subjects). These concepts will form the building blocks of your search strategy.
The search terms (keywords) you use are extremely important!
Databases look for the exact words and phrases you type in, so if the author uses a different word (synonym) to describe a concept, you will not see that article in your results.
For each of your concepts, identify alternative keywords.
Create a master list of alternative words for each of your concepts.
Use this list as you search the databases. In addition to synonyms, be creative and think of:
Here is the beginning of a list for our research question--
Does soft drink consumption increase the risk of obesity in children?
|Concept 1||Concept 2||Concept 3|
|Juvenile||Sugar-Sweetened Beverages||Body Mass Index|
The Library has 91 databases. Choose the best ones to find articles for your paper.
Academic Search Complete - a multidisciplinary database of more than 8,500 full text periodicals with pdf content going back as far as 1887.
Science Direct - the database has references to many scientific and medical articles.
Sage Online Journals -- references to articles for 40 disciplines