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Research Process: Search Limits

an introduction to the research process at a very basic level

Search Limits

Databases provide various search limits to refine the articles you get in your search results.

The most common filters in databases are the full text limit (to get only full text), the scholarly or peer-reviewed limit (to get only scholarly or peer reviewed articles), and the publication date limit (to specify a particular date).  

Note: Every time you run a new search you must ensure that the limits you originally set are not active.


Search Options & Refine Results
Limiters may be selected at the beginning of your search, as shown below:

alt=" Advanced Search screen with the Full-text, date and scholarly/peer reviewed journals limiters hightlighted"

Or on the results page, as shown below: 

alt="Search results screen showing the Refine Results column on the left"