Research Experience for Undergradutes
Finding trustworthy resources
Finding reputable sources can be difficult. For academic and scientific research papers it's best to stick to peer-reviewed databases like Library Quick Search, UTSA Libraries databases, and Google Scholar.
Racheli Rottner/Wikimedia Israel, via Wikimedia Commons
For more information about using Google Scholar, including when to use Google Scholar, see our Google Scholar guide below.
Tips for Searching
Use these operators to perform more powerful searches
AND – combine terms, e.g. memory AND sleep
OR – include synonym terms, e .g. (coke OR soda OR pop OR "soft drinks") AND sleep
NOT – exclude terms, e.g. sleep NOT apnea
* (or ?) – wildcard, e.g. medic*
“[quotes]” – phrase search, e.g. “civil rights”