Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Chat loading...

Efficiently Searching for Scholarly Articles

About This Guide

This library guide is designed as a tutorial to walk you step-by-step through the process from choosing a research topic to using library databases to research the scholarly literature written on a topic.

Use the tabs at the side to follow each step to produce an efficient review of the literature.

Five steps for searching the scholarly literature: 1) Problem of Practice, 2) Key Concepts, 3) Search Statement, 4) Choosing a Library Database, 5) Mining Your Results

Searching is an Iterative Process--Not a One and Done Process

iterative cycle of research