This guide provides links to useful resources and databases, and offers tips on effective searching. If you have trouble finding for what you need, or haven't found what you're looking for in 30 minutes, it's time to Chat with a Librarian!
1. Identify key concepts and brainstorm search terms for each
2. Build search strings using "AND", "OR" and sometimes, "NOT"
3. Choose the right resources or databases to search
4. Use search tips or Help files in your chosen database to focus your searches
You can access online resources off-campus. Just start with the library's homepage: https://library.uab.edu/locations/lister-hill
When prompted, you will be asked to enter your Blazer ID and password to log in when off-campus and when using to find full text.
If the article is not available at LHL, use our Interlibrary loan services to get the article in 1-2 business days. This service is free for all UAB affiliates.