Positive Youth Development : Research Articles, Data & Statistics
Selecting and Searching Databases by Subject or Type
- Search by name of database (for example, "ERIC") from the database menu.
- Use Browse by Subject/Type to choose databases that find articles (and more) in a subject area.
- Visit Top 10 Databases or Introductory to choose from a selection of popular databases.
Note: An "Articles Search" can also be run from the library home page. The Articles Search runs a search within several databases simultaneously. Apply filters by date, source, document type, (and more).
Consider the databases listed, below, for conducting your search of the research literature.
Strategies for Searching within Specific Journals
Strategy #1 (the easy method):
Follow links to available full-text from the catalog record. Once within the full-text interface--either through the publisher's Website or another database interface--look for the search box to run a search for your topic within the contents of that specific journal.
Important Tip: If running a search within the contents of a journal and looking for the most recently-published articles there, be sure to sort your retrieval by "most recent date" or "newest first".
Strategy #2 (more challenging but our librarians can help!)
Many of the research literature databases can enable you to limit your search to a specific journal, provided that the database covers that journal. For instance, using databases such as Scopus or Web of Science, enter the journal name into one of the search boxes and set the drop-down field limit to source title or publication name (depending upon the database). Enter your topic terms within another box and run the search.
See example from Web of Science: