If you didn't easily find an interesting article when searching library databases, feel free to select from this curated list.
To efficiently search library databases, use filters within the database and try search terms you think might be in the article's title, description, or full-text.
Use keywords in your searching. Select words or phrases which you predict will appear in an article title or description or full-text.
Enclose a phrase (a string of 2 or more words) in quotation marks. Example: "global warming"
Truncate (cut off) search terms using an asterisk. The asterisk works as a wildcard. The search term: recyc* will retrieve articles which contain any word starting with r-e-c-y-c, like recycle, recycled, recycling, etc.
Combine multiple search concepts using the Boolean terms: AND, OR, NOT
"electrical maintenance" AND automation
e-waste AND recycling
"radio frequency identification systems"
"photovoltaic power systems"
"photovoltaic cell design"
"surveillance systems" AND installation
"arc flash" AND prevention
"rfid systems" AND inventory
"photovoltaic power" AND trends
"photovoltaic power" AND green
"programmable controllers" AND trends
"control systems" AND "energy efficien*"
"solid state electronics" AND motors
"biomedical equipment" AND "battery maintenance"
If you're searching for articles about sustainability or related topics, here are some search terms to try.
recycling rooftop gardens
green buying local
greening alternative fuels
green buildings waste disposal
green design electronic waste
e-waste solar power
corporate social responsibility
This search example from the library database Associates Programs Source Plus shows one way to limit your search to a single periodical.
In this example, we're asking the database to search in the Publication Title called Electrical Apparatus for all articles which contain the words renewable OR greening OR conservation located anywhere in the article.