Try both types of searches:
Search Box on IRC homepage (searches multiple databases simultaneously)
- Enter keywords
- Capitalize Boolean operators: AND OR
- Limit to "items from scholarly publications including peer review"
- Exclude newspapers
- Use double quotes for phrases: "global warming"
- Use * for variant endings: "plant*"
- On search results page refine your search using options on left side:
- Limit to items in the library catalog or book reviews, for ex.
- Consider Subject Terms
- Limit Publication Date
- Specify Language
Power Search (by individual database)
- Link to a specific database -- see lists on right
- Use Expert Searcher Tips below