Library Research Guide
Journal articles and book chapters:
Most of our databases will have the full text of many of the articles and some of the chapters. When the full text isn't available, look for the Get-It button to see if we have access to the article or chapter through another database or in print on the shelf. If we don't you may request a copy of the article or chapter from another library through Interlibrary Loan.
Use combinations of keywords like the above to create a focused search.
If your search does not return a lot of results, look for synonyms or umbrella terms. For instance:
Maxine Hong Kingston:
Below are two ways to search to increase the relevancy of your search results in MLA: use options on the Advanced Search screen and expand your search terms using the Thesaurus.
Not all keywords will appear in the Thesaurus; not all terms in the Thesaurus will have alternative terms.