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INFO 4600/5600: Introduction to Information Access and Retrieval: Suggested Resources

Tips When Searching for Articles

Begin by going to the Databases tab on the library home page and choosing a database in the alphabetical list. I've listed some recommended databases here.

If you find that the article you are looking for is not available online, don't be too concerned. Not everything is available electronically.  With the title, issue number, year, and page numbers in hand, check out the UNT Library Catalog. Do a journal title search and check to see if our library holds a print copy. If not, you can put in a request from another library using our Interlibrary Loan ILLiad system.

Open Access Databases & Free Resources


  • Kanopy (Firm), & Library Video Network. (2014). Conducting the reference interview.

eBooks on EBSCOhost - Library & Information Science

Suggested LIS Journals

UNT's Libraries provide access to thousands of journals.  Below are only a small number of the journal titles offered relating to Library and Information Sciences.

Supplementary Reading

LIS/Outreach Librarian

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University of North Texas
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Google Scholar

Scholar is a great way to use Google for academic searching!

Google Scholar Search

Searching Databases

Boolean logic is used to search most databases.  By using connecting terms like AND, NOT, and OR searches can be broadened or narrowed. 

Below is a brief tutorial, (0:27) explaining how Boolean logic works.  

Boolean Logic

This last video is a lighter take on Boolean logic, (6:54).  Along with a good laugh, the video provides expert information on how to properly conduct a search using a database or search engine.

Search smarter, search faster

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