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Social Work: MSW Library Orientation

Finding Academic Articles

Lehman Library
Academic Journal? Scholarly Article? Article Database? Confused? Why wouldn't you be?  This presentation will sort out the difference between articles, journals, and databases.

How to Develop Keywords


University of Houston Libraries
Learn how to develop effective keywords to use in your research


How to Search Using Keywords

University of Houston Libraries
Learn how to go from your paper topic to an effective keyword search

Boolean Operators: How to Connect Keywords in a Search

Lexi Spry, UW-Madison School of Library and Information Studies
Do you want to decrease your time spent searching online? You can improve your searching abilities by using an easy tool called "Boolean Operators." (3:02)

EBSCOhost Advanced Searching

Advanced Searching (19:52)

Pre-Assignment Worksheet

Click on the Library Worksheet-Word linked below; it will open in Microsoft Word. 

Click on "Enable Editing" at the top of the Word document in order to type in the form.  If you prefer, you can print out the blank worksheet (Library Worksheet -Word or Library Worksheet-PDF) and fill it in manually. 

Answer the questions on this worksheet after watching the first four videos.  EBSCOhost Advanced Searching, is optional.