The Advanced Search box looks like this:
Place your keywords/phrases in the search boxes. Use one search box for each keyword/phrase. You can put multiple synonyms or related terms on the same line, but make sure to use "OR" between them. See the example below.
Click "Search". Once you've done this initial search, you can use filters to further refine your results. See below.
After you search, you'll see filters on the left side of the results page. The filters shown will depend on what type of search you selected, but here are examples of what you'll commonly see.
Availability: Use this to limit search to peer-reviewed journals.
Resource Type: Use this to for articles only.
Subject: Use this to limit search to specific subjects.
Date: Use this to search for a specific time period.
Applying Multiple Filters
You may apply more than one filter at a time by checking the ones you want, and then click the green 'Apply Filters' icon at the bottom of your screen.
Your results provide brief information about the article.
Click on the title to see detailed information about the article and how to access it.
Options for accessing journal articles are listed under the "Sign in for more options" banner.
For full text articles, you'll see Full text available at: followed by a link. Click on the link to access these online materials. You'll also see links to tools (e.g., permalinks, citations) that could prove useful.
If full text is not available for an article, there are several different messages you might encounter:
1. Interlibrary Loan (ILL). This link will take you to a (mostly) pre-filled request form. Fill in the "Need By Date", and submit the order. You'll receive an email with receipt information.
2. Open Access Version. Clicking this link searches the Internet for a free-to-read Open Access version of the article (when available).
3. Open Access Version Via UnPaywall. Clicking this link takes you to a free-to-read Open Access version of the article on the UnPaywall platform. You might need to do a little searching on the page to find the article. Look for a button or link to a .pdf.
4. Get It Now OnDemand. Options #1-3 are free. The Get It Now OnDemand option costs the library $25 - $50 to get a copy of the article for you. Please use this as the last option for accessing an article.