When searching in a library database, you will connect your keywords using Boolean connectors such as AND, OR and NOT.
"trucker convoy" AND ottawa
"trucker convoy" AND (ottawa or canada)
("trucker convoy" OR "freedom convoy") AND (ottawa OR canada) NOT america
("trucker convoy" or "truck convoy") AND (ottawa OR canada)
Use quotes to search for phrases. Example: "trucker convoy"
Use an asterisk to search for variant endings of a word. Example: truck* will find truck, trucks, trucker, truckers, trucking
Find It Button
If an article is not in full text in a library database, click on the blue 'Find It' button on the results page to possibly link to the full text article in one of the library's other databases or on a publisher's site.
Finding Citations for Articles and Books
You can usually find a citation for an article in the library database your are searching in.
Alternatively, you can do a search in Google Scholar and then select the "Cite" link below the record on the results page.
You can find a citation for a book by searching in WorldCat Discoveryand then selecting the Cite link above the record. You can also search for your book in Google Scholar and obtain the citation there.
Journals Search - Search for titles of Journals, Newspapers, Magazines to Find Full Text
If you have not used the Interlibrary Loan system before you will be prompted to create a profile. You will have to do this only the first time that you use the service.
You can now do interlibrary loan requests for articles through library databases or request books that the library does not own through WorldCat Discovery. You also have the option to go directly to the Interlibrary Loan page and manually enter the information for a request.
Google Scholar - Setting Your Library Links
Another place to search for journal and periodical articles is Google Scholar. Below you will find instructions for setting your library links for Boise State University which will allow you to link to full text articles available in the Albertsons Library's subscription databases. You will also be able to link to the Library's catalog for books.
In the left menu, select Settings at the bottom of the list.
On the next screen, select Library Linksin the left menu.
Type Boise State University in the search box.
Select the two check boxes for: a) Boise State University - Find It as Boise State; and b) Open WorldCat - Library Search.
Select the Save button.
Now you will be able to see Find It at Boise State links on the right side in your results list. These links may link you to the full text article in a library database or on a publisher's site.
If you're looking at a book citation in Google Scholar, select the double arrows , and then select Library Search to search for the book at Boise State University's Albertsons Library. If Albertsons Library owns a copy, select Borrow at the bottom of the record to be directed to the library's site.