Develop a list of keywords/search terms for your research topic/question. Include synonyms and related terms. Search on different keywords and combinations of terms to find information. Use the Boolean operators AND, OR to combine search terms. For example:
stress AND coping
stress AND disease
stress management AND humor
stress management AND yoga
stress AND coping AND humor
stress AND coping AND laughter
stress AND (work OR job OR occupation)
stress AND (exercise OR physical activity)
stress AND (diet OR nutrition OR food OR eating)
Apply limiters to narrow your search results. For example:
Articles are published in periodicals -- journals, magazines, and newspapers. To find articles on a topic, search the Michael Schwartz Library's Research Databases.
For academic research, you should include articles from scholarly, peer-reviewed journals. In the peer review process, an article is reviewed by other experts in the same discipline before it is published in a scholarly journal. Most databases will allow you to limit your results to peer-reviewed journals when searching. Research studies are published in peer-reviewed journals.
Below are links to some key Research Databases where you can find articles related to stress.
Use OneSearch to find books, articles, and more -- all in a single search! For example, a basic keyword search on "stress management" retrieves over 944,000 items!
Remember to use the operator AND to combine your search terms and to narrow your results. For example, a search on "stress management" AND humor in OneSearch retrieves over 51,000 results.
Use the limits in OneSearch to narrow your results. You can limit results to Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals. You can limit results by Publication Date. You can limit by Source Type, for example, to see Books, eBooks, Academic Journals, Magazines, or News.
Off-campus access to research databases is restricted to current CSU faculty, staff, and students.
To access research databases from off-campus, you will have to authenticate first -- select Cleveland State University, and then enter your Name, CSU ID No., and Library PIN. If you don't have a Library PIN yet, then you can create one on the My Account page.
-Many articles are available full text online in HTML or PDF format inside the research databases.
-If not, then select the yellow Find It! button or the Full Text Finder(s) link to determine the availability of a specific article when searching the databases. You may be able to connect to the full text of the article in another database. Just follow the links!
-If the article is NOT available in the database or by selecting the other links, then check Journals at CSU. Use Journals at CSU to determine if the Library provides full text access (either online or in print) to the TITLES of specific journals, magazines, and newspapers.
-If the article is not available in any of the sources mentioned above, then request it through Interlibrary Loan.