Articles are found using an online tool called a database. Search the databases to find scholarly and peer-reviewed articles. When off campus, you must login with your Web Advisor username and password to access a database through TCC libraries.
Broaden your search by thinking of various keywords that describe the subject. For example, when searching for information on health topics, don't forget to also use keywords that might generate additional relevant information like nutrition, exercise, or physical activity.
Quotation marks = search for phrases (two or more words): "physical fitness"
OR = more. Combine synonyms or similar terms to increase the number of results: fitness OR wellness OR "physical activity"
AND = narrow your results. Combine different concepts to narrow your search: symptoms AND treatments
Topic: Stress and Fitness
Example search in ProQuest database:
keywords: stress AND "physical fitness"
JOURNAL ARTICLE: Perales, F., del Pozo-Cruz, J., & del Pozo-Cruz, B. (2014). Impact of Physical Activity on Psychological Distress: A Prospective Analysis of an Australian National Sample. American Journal Of Public Health, 104(12), e91-e97.
JOURNAL ARTICLE: Gillan, W., Naquin, M., Zannis, M., Bowers, A., Brewer, J., & Russell, S. (2013). Correlations among stress, physical activity and nutrition: School employee health behavior. The ICHPER-SD Journal of Research in Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport & Dance, 8(1), 55-60.
MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Kirsch, D. (2006, 09). Stress less, feel better every day. Shape, 26, 42.
Topic: Using nutrition to manage a chronic illness