Choose a database and add any corresponding databases;
Enter search terms and time frame;
Be aware of Full Text and Scholarly-Peer Reviewed checkbox implications
Change search words and/or parameters
How many results did you get?
Did some articles use different language to describe your topic?
Keep in mind that at the end of academic articles there should be a list of citations. If the initial article was of interest to you then it is likely that some of the articles cited by the author of the article may be of interest to you as well.
Searching for a specific article (of which you have the Author, Title, Publication Title and Date) differs from searching for a topic. You may need to ILL these articles, so make sure to give yourself enough time.
Articles and books can be requested from within most databases for interlibrary loan. It is likely that it will take up to 7 business days for ILL materials to arrive at Holy Spirit Library.
First check to see if your article is available from another database by selecting the “Check for full-text availability” link. If your article is available you will be directed to the article within the other database. If the article is not available, select the “Request through ILL” and complete the request form. If the database does not provide a digital ILL form, email the citation to email@example.com
Use Worldcat to search for books in other libraries. Be sure to limit your search by language, and limit your results to Books. Click "Borrow this item from another library" to fill out an interlibrary loan request.