Databases contain citations to a variety of materials - articles (journal, newspapers, magazines), working papers, books, dissertations, etc.
To find Journal Articles in databases, look for options to limit or refine your search to scholarly/academic articles or journals.
Peer-Reviewed Articles are the gold standard of scholarly research. Many databases allow you to limit your results to these types of articles.
Narrowing results by Date Range is another way to refine a search. Some databases offer a slider tool:
Look at Subjects or Author-Supplied Keywords in item records. Use these terms & links to help you better focus your search.
Experiment with search terms and combination of terms. This can make a huge difference in your results.
Check References and Bibliographies in relevant articles to find more articles!
Search multiple databases to get the best results. Different databases have different collections of material.
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Many websites and subscription databases allow you to create a newsfeed tailored to your specific country and/or interest area. If you need help with this, ask a librarian.
Grey Literature is material that has NOT been published by commercial publishers. This includes working papers, reports, policy briefs, blogs and dissertations.
Grey literature can have the advantages of immediacy and/or divergent points of view, however, all grey literature should be very carefully scrutinized and evaluated.
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