Off Campus Access: Online Resources
Please note: As an online student, you will most likely be accessing the online library resources on this page (artcle, newspaper, and introductory resource databases) off campus. When you click on the link to any one of these databases, you will be asked to sign in with your SJU username and password. This will allow you to access and use the databases, and full text of the articles you find therein.
If you are using our Discover! search tool off campus, you will also need to login with your SJU username and password in order to access any of the linked full text articles you find. Instructions on how to login to Discover! off campus are here.
What are the academic subjects that might have information about your topic?
Knowing which subject databases to go to will give you better results.
Breaking Up Your Topic with the Right Keywords
In order to search effectively, it's important to break out the main concepts of your research question into keywords.
Research question: How might feedback increase employee productivity?
Break up your research question into keywords that represent the main concepts:
Search for each keyword, connected with an 'AND', indicating you want results that discuss all the concepts:
feedback AND employees AND productivity
In many databases, they provide three lines for you, for three different concepts:
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