UW Libraries provides access to over 600 online research databases. Academic Search Complete is one of these research databases, and contains scholarly articles and general interest sources in all fields. Academic Search Complete is a great starting point for research in a broad range of topics.
2. From the A-Z Databases, click on Academic Search Complete, located in the upper right side of the page.
3. Search using keywords rather than questions or sentences.
4. Add or change your keywords to focus and refine your search results.
5. If your search gets no results or too few results...
...check your spelling, remove a word, or try a different search term.
6. In addition to keywords, you can use the options on the left sidebar to limit your results. For example, you can limit your search results to retrieve only scholarly (peer-reviewed) articles.
7. When you find an article on your topic, click on the article title in the search results to view details about that article. Check for Subject Terms you might use as future keywords to find other articles on your topics.
8. If an article seems useful to you, you can use the tools on the right sidebar to email, save, or create a citation.
9. On the left sidebar will be a link to a PDF or a "Check for Full Text" purple and gold icon to access the full text of articles.