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LiONiL: Library Instruction Online for Information Literacy

Module 3: Searching for Articles in Online Databases

Limiting Searches in Academic Search Premier

Just below the search boxes on the advance search screen, you will see a number of ways limit your search even further in the Search Options box.. These options let you impose specific controls on searches to produce a result set that is more precisely focused on what you want. You can use more than one limiter.

ASP offers several limiting options including:

1. Full-text only This option is convenient, but if you use it, your search results will not include records for articles on your topic that are available in other databases. Don't use this option!
2. Scholarly (peer reviewed) journals This is an excellent option if you need scholarly articles. You can also invoke this limiter from the search results screen.
3. Publication You can limit your search to one journal.
4.Published Date You can limit your search by years or months. You can also invoke this limiter from the search results screen.
5. Publication type (newspaper, book, periodical).
6. Document type (editorial, article, book review, etc.)

After you have entered your search terms and selected the limiters you wish to impose, you are ready to submit your search.