Keyword searches may be built by using the connectors "and" and "or" in your searches of the databases.
Using "and" will narrow the results to articles/records in the databases that contain both, or all the terms in your search.
Example: slavery and power will retrieve records mentioning both terms Other examples: novel and film adaption; music and culture fate and theme
Using "or" will enlarge your search as either term will be retrieved
Connectors may be used in the same search Example (film or cinema or movie) and (fate as a theme) and (youth or childhood)
Some database vendors agree that some journals may "embargo," or limit access to the full-text of the most recent issues for a specific period of time.
What to do if the article isn't available?
The article is not available full-text in the database.
to see if the article is available in other databases;
to search to see if another CUNY library has the needed journal;
or if you will need to make an Interlibrary Loan request.
Interlibrary loan requests are free to students and faculty. (The library pays any costs.)
Searchers may limit results to scholarly or academic journals, as well as other limits, in databases that offer combinations of news, general interest and scholarly/academic publications.
Look for this option in the databases.
Databases that may be limited only to retrieve academic/scholarly and peer-reviewed articles include: