Once you have your search terms and you have chosen the database, it is time to start searching! There are certain boxes, buttons, and search assistance options you will be looking for in all the database you use.
All databases will have ways that you can narrow your search without having to add new terms. When using a database, you should always look for the Limit to Full Text or Full Text Documents check boxes. You want to make sure that the results you are seeing are only sources that are available in full text, instead of a source that is merely a description or abstract.
Other helpful ways to limit your search are:
Once you have found a source you think will be useful to you, there are a few things you want to make sure to find.