What if you're looking for a specific article? Maybe your professor has recommended it, or you found a citation in a book or journal. What should you do?
Choose to search within the publication, and use words from the title of the article to narrow your search.
Try the Journal Search from the Center for Research Libraries. Compare the results with our A-Z List of resources to find out if we have access to any of the databases that offer the publication you need. (Warning: the Journal Search feature is convenient, but it's not always accurate.)
Sometimes the key to finding the best articles is to first find the best search terms. Some databases (especially EBSCO and GALE) make it easy to find the right words for your search. Look in the toolbar for an option called "Subject Terms," "Thesaurus," "Subject Guide," or similar.