Choosing a Search Tool

To get started with your search, you'll need to pick a search tool. We recommend you try searching in one of the library's resources, since it will be easier to find credible materials that you won't need to pay for. Academic Search Premier (linked below) is an excellent place to start for most searches, but the library has hundreds of options!

See below for links to some key databases, as well as a video on how to choose a resource.

Selecting & Using Keywords Video

Once you have chosen a search tool, it's helpful to think of some good terms or words that you can use to get the best results. The video below will walk you through the steps of choosing keywords.

Searching the Database

The videos below show some example searches in Academic Search Premier (link in the box above).

Please contact us if you have any questions! Contact information to the right or available here: https://lib.colostate.edu/services/ask-us/

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