In essence, finding articles in databases often involves a two-step process: 1) Selecting database; 2) Constructing a search string within that database.
Database Selection Tips
- Use more than Westlaw & Lexis to search for articles. Are there interdisciplinary or subject-focused databases that might offer on-point articles? You can find databases by subject here (Law Library) and here (Bobst). Strategically think about what types of articles (law reviews? newspapers? scholarly journals from another discipline? magazines? pieces in foreign or international journals?) might be helpful and pick the database with that thought in mind.
- Ask a reference librarian to recommend databases for your search.