Limiting your search:
Most databases allow you to "limit" your search by:
Selecting one or all of these options will help make your search more specific and reduce the number of results.
Make sure you look for and use these options no matter which database you search.
Do you know where the Article is (what journal, conference, volume, pages, etc)? Use the UA Libraries Catalog. opens new window
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There are two basic ways to search for articles on a topic:
1 - Searching in ZipSearch
2 - Searching in individual databases
ZipSearch is a tool that searches in many different databases simultaneously, including those that contain Pan-African content, such as:
There are several reasons you may want to search in only one database:
You found the perfect article; now how do you get the full text?