Please be sure to review the information on the Before You Search! tab on the left menu before you begin searching in the tools listed on this tab. The Before You Search! tab explains what a "peer reviewed" article is and how to tell when you have found one. It also gives tips for building more effective searches. There are brief videos and tutorials that explain how to choose the best keywords, refine your searches, and evaluate the information you find.
You’ll need to enter your Miami Unique ID and password to access these resources from off-campus.
At the top of the search page, there is a link that says “Choose Databases.” Click that link to add in other databases related to your topic. This allows you to search multiple databases at one time and have results from all of them show up in one results list. Add in the other 2 resources listed above by checking the box next to the name of the resource in the pop-up window.
Then enter your search terms. You can also search the resources listed above individually, if you would like.
Check the box next to “Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals” to get only peer-reviewed articles in your results list.
You can limit the results list to articles published within a specific date range either from the search screen or the results list.
From the search screen, enter the desired date range into the boxes under the "Limit your results" heading and in the "Published Date" section.
In the results list, you can change the dates in the slide rule on the left-hand side of the page.
After you click the icon to get the citation, you can highlight, copy, and paste the APA-formatted citation into your document. Always be sure to double-check your copied citations, though. Sometimes formatting, such as italics and hanging indents, aren’t correct. Information is typically in the correct order, but good to double-check that as well.
Enter your terms in the search box. On the left side of the results list, you'll have options to limit to articles published within a specific date range, and by type of article (such as randomized controlled trial).
To get to an article, click on the title. Then look in the upper right-hand corner for a section called "Full text links" (the links will vary with each article). If you see links other than the "Find It!" button, then click one of those to get to the full text of the article. If the "Find It!" button is the only option, then click it. It will search all of our other resources to see if we have access to full text.