Answered By: Erin McDaniel
Last Updated: Sep 17, 2019     Views: 88

Once you conduct your search in EBSCO by entering a keyword or short phrase into the search bar, you will use the limiters on the left to make sure the articles in the result list are academic.

First, limit to Full Text by putting a check in the box next to that option. 

Also put a check next to the References Available box. This means that the articles in the result list will all have their own Works Cited page (also refers to References, Bibliography, etc.). This is an indicator of academic work, because the writer had to do research.

If you were instructed to use only articles from Peer-Reviewed journals, you can select that box as well.

Once you've done that, update the publication date if you want only newer articles. You can also use the Subject Thesaurus Term list to hone in on more relevant articles.

I've included a link that gives instructions and screen shots for you. Select the Academic Search Complete page from the How to Use Academic Search Complete guide linked below.

I also included our Information Ethics guide. The 5 Steps to Evaluation will help you understand more about what "academic" means.

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