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Combine terms using "AND" or "OR"
AND narrows your search (fewer results);
OR broadens your search (more results) - use between synonyms
For more successful searches:
With Google Scholar you can search broadly (across several disciplines) with one search. You can use Google Scholar to find peer-reviewed articles, but you will also find pre-print copies of articles, conference papers, white papers, patents, legal opinions and more.
How to use Google Scholar (without Paying for the Articles)
To identify articles on engineering topics, start with these three databases.
Look for the button to open the full article.
Options for getting to the PDF will open in a new window. Sometimes the link will take you to the journal, not the individual article. Use the citation information for the article to get to the right year, volume and issue of the journal.
If the library doesn't have it, request the article for free from Interlibrary Loan: https://library.oregonstate.edu/illiad On average, articles arrive digitally in 13 hours.
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