Phrase searching and Boolean operators can help target your search.
For example, if you're looking for articles about effective programs for HIV/AIDS prevention, a comprehensive keyword search might look like this:
"program evaluation" AND (HIV OR "human immunodeficiency virus" OR AIDS) AND prevention
For more help, see this guide to Boolean logic and other search strategies.
The following databases include scholarship from a number of disciplines. Scopus collects peer-reviewed scholarly articles with a number of filters to refine your search. If you prefer Google Scholar, be mindful that you cannot limit your results by type of source. To check for yourself whether or not an article comes from a peer-reviewed journal, consult this library research guide.
As a USU Statewide or Online student, you can access all of the library's databases, articles, and e-books from home or anywhere with Internet. To access library resources from the USU Library website, a research guide (like this!), or your Canvas course, you will be prompted to enter your A number and password. For more information on how to order physical books, get research help, and other time-saving tips, visit the library services for statewide and online users website.