Selecting Key Words
Narrowing and Expanding
Too Many Results? Try Narrowing Your Search by:
- Time period
- Specific aspect or event
Not Enough Results? Try Expanding Your Search by:
- Search for related issues or industries
- Try additional keywords
- Are there any databases or indexes you haven’t searched yet?
- Keep in mind, some topics are so new (especially current events), you may not be able to find many books, so you might want to look at newspapers or periodicals.
UMD Library users can link their UMD X.500 User Accounts with Google Scholar which allows for quicker access to scholarly articles. Take advantage of database and subscriptions through our FindIt! link resolver!
If the article is not available in full-text within the database click the icon (available in many of the database) to help you retrieve the full-text article. Another window will open to MNCAT Discovery.
After clicking the UMD Find It icon, if the article is not available online or in the library, MNCAT Discovery will say "Check availability":
If you need assistance contact a librarian.
Do you have more questions about FindIt? Check out this video from UMN Libraries on the subject