Credo Reference A collection of encyclopedias in various disciplines. The "concept map" search allows you to explore general topics and refine them, using an interactive map of topics and subtopics. Credo offers a video demonstration of this feature.
Academic OneFile : A huge and highly heterogeneous multidisciplinary mix of scholarly, journalistic, practitioner and popular sources, with much direct full-text included. Use the list of related subjects to explore a topic.
For a detailed overview of resources in each discipline, see the library'sResearch Guides.
2) Use search engines and concept mapping tools Some search engines provide suggestions for more search terms. Concept mapping tools allow you to visually brainstorm the various aspects of a topic (as shown in this 3' video)
DeeperWeb: powered by Google, it allows you to refine your search by adding or excluding words in Deeper Cloud (see image), by selecting specific categories of information, and more.
Spezify. A search engine that presents results as images.
Research guides offer more specific suggestions for the best databases, websites and other resources on a given discipline or topic.
When using databases that are not full-text, click on to access the text of the articles.
Conduct effective searches
Here are some tips on how to use effective keyword searching strategies:
Find peer-reviewed articles
Need peer-reviewed articles? To make sure that you find peer-reviewed articles, you can:
in some databases, limit your search to "peer-reviewed" (also called refereed) articles.
check whether a journal is peer-reviewed in Ulrich's Periodicals Directory . Enter the journal title in the search box. When you find it, check whether it has the icon in front. If so, it is peer-reviewed.
check the website of the journal, or a print copy, to see if they mention anything about peer review.
Conduct a literature review
Here are some tips to find, organize and manage the sources you find.