Academic Search Complete
Library Guide Series
- Academic Search Complete contains more than 5,400
including more than 4,500 peer-reviewed publications.
This is the "world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary
full text database" covering the social sciences,
ethnic studies, psychology, social science, women's studies, and many more academic fields.
Many of the files are in the PDF format and require the
Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print the articles.
- Academic Search Complete
is available to current UT Arlington faculty & students at this webaddress:
A truncation symbol in Academic Search Complete
is an asterisk (*),
and when this symbol is put at the end of a word,
the database will be searched for all of
the possible endings--suffixes--for that word.
For example, the command "feminis*" will have the computer search engine
look for all possible endings of this word. It should find,
"feminist," "feminists," and "feminism."
Two Boolean operators that are important in finding information
are AND and OR.
The AND is used to connect two different
concepts and the OR is used between concepts that are synonymous.
It is critical to put parentheses around a search expression
that contains an OR. Here is an example:
(wom* OR girl* OR feminis* or female*) AND
(POLICY OR POLICIES)
The first part of this statement will find material about the
women and girls.
The second part will look
for the words "policy" or "policies".
then links the first set with the second.
This should be an effective
way to look for information about women's policies.
John Dillard, MA, MS
- - firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Work & Social Sciences Librarian
UT Arlington Library Online
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