Make sure to pay attention to subject headings in whatever database you're in. Business and Sports databases may describe something very differently.
Legal searching is different. You'll want to do some googling to know the names of laws or cases first. Check out HWS 421 for more on that.
Some articles are full-text in the database you selected to search in. Other times it may be located in one of the other 50 databases we subscribe to. Sometimes you'll find a citation for an article we don't have immediate access to; we can usually get you these as well. This service is part of your affiliation with the university; don't ever pay for access to an article. We can typically get it for you. This will show you how to do that.
When searching for a medical issue like a disease or injury, think about looking up the medical term for the topic rather than just the popular name for it.
Pay attention to the population of the study. How someone reacts to a treatment may vary greatly based on their age and experience in athletics.
Use the subject headings in these databases to help you find the official terms for your topics.
As a student, faculty, or staff member at UD, you have access to more than the general non-university attending public in Google Scholar. In order to get access you need to edit your settings within Google Scholar. Here are the steps outlined in the video below: