Q. re: Research for Literature Review
Hi! I'm working toward a literature review on the effects of mentoring on college students' physical and psychological health. Can you point me to any specific journals or search terms that would point to quantitative studies in this area? For the record, I'm a graduate student at Johnson in the CFGS.
Lyle, a good starting point for you would be to do an EBSCO Discovery Search. EBSCO Discovery Service is an online research tool that "pulls together" almost all of our Library resources so that they be explored using a single search box. In other words, rather than searching the Library Catalog for books and then doing a separate in a database, you can do an EDS search and get resulgs which include print books, e-books journal articles in one all-encompassing list.
A simple keyword search such as "mentoring college students" will yield hundreds of hits. Use the results list and refine your search by using limiting features in the left hand margin. Of course you may do an advanced EDS search and perhaps enhance your search results. You may need to experiment with various search terms related to you topic.
If you want to search specific databases, go to our A-Z Database page and you will see links to all of our databases. Depending on the database you are searching, you may see duplications from your EDS search. You will need to limit your search to full-text articles, peer-reviewed articles, etc.
Also take a look at our other library tools listed on our main page.
If you have further questions, please contact us via our Ask a Librarian service which you will see displayed on various library web pages.