If you have details of an article from a journal and you are not sure how to get the full-text:
|Check to see if we have the electronic version of a journal article on the Electronic Journals page (under the 'Find' menu on the Library website)|
|If it isn't available electronically, see if we have it in print by doing a 'book search' on the Library website at https://library.lincoln.ac.uk (you can also narrow down by periodical/serial) - then go to the 3rd floor of the Library, locate and photocopy or scan the article you need.|
|Step three||If it isn't available electronically or in print, request it via the Interlibrary loans service at https://guides.library.lincoln.ac.uk/find/ills|
1. Identify main concepts and keywords. Search the main concepts first, then limit further as necessary.
2. Find Synonyms (Boolean OR broadens the search to include alternative keywords or subject thesaurus terms):
3. AND (joins concepts and narrows the search) :
4. Be aware of differences in American and English spelling and terminology. Most databases use American spelling and terminology as preferred subject terms.
5. Use Truncation (putting * at the end of a word stem will search all forms of the word). * within a word can be used to search both American and English spelling:
6. "...." (inverted commas) use for a phrase
Many databases allow you to set up an account and save searches.