After you've done some basic searching, you'll likely want to develop more advanced search terms to find even more resources. Check out the information below for guidance on conducting effective searches.
While it's easy to search, Google Scholar will usually bring back far more results than you could ever look through. However, it can be a helpful supplement to the library resources described in this guide. To search it most effectively, use the advanced search statements you used in other databases. To learn how to connect Google Scholar to VT Libraries and increase your chances of finding the full text of items, check out the video below.
Databases like to receive information in a particular way. Most databases will use something called Boolean operators, and you may notice these in drop-down boxes in the search interface. Here's a quick reminder on what these do.
Check out the video below, "From Keywords to Database," for more information on using these terms in a database.