-When researching your topic, try a variety of subject headings for the same concept. e.g. for mass transit also use terms like rapid transit, public transportation, light rail, buses, etc.
-Don't check the box for full text in the database unless you have lots of records. The full text may easily be available online elsewhere.
-Use OR to combine synonyms for the same term e.g. mass transit or public transportation or rapid transit or buses
-Use AND to combine different concepts e.g. (mass transit or public transportation or rapid transit or buses) and (Greensboro or Charlotte)
-If AND and OR are used in the same search, the terms connected by OR bust be in parentheses
Finding Articles in Journals and Newspapers
The titles listed below are just a sample of the over 200 databases accessible through the University Libraries. You might want to check several databases for your topic because transportation and planning journals may be found in a wide variety of sources.
Use the Journal A-Z List on the library home page if you want to browse a particular journal title.