Trying different keywords and using synonyms is important when searching. For example, one topic could be searched a number of ways:
employee recognition "post secondary"
employee reward system (college or university)
"higher education" rewards staff (issues or policy or culture)
"employee fringe benefits"
respectful workplace effective
"interpersonal conflict" trends
abusive workplace behaviour "human resources" trends
marijuana "human resources" canada
marijuana workplace colorado
Resources to help: The differences between Scholarly/Popular/Trade publications and Is this scholarly?
Below are three different ways to try searches to find academic articles (and trade publications):
Use the first two databases to find trade and scholarly sources. You can apply limits for Trade Publications, Scholarly Articles, and by Date.
After conducting a search change the list of results from Date/Most recent first to Relevance.
Search articles, books, multimedia & more
This is the same search box that is on the Library homepage. Once you've done a search, you can change the type of your results by clicking the filters on the right.
Several other excellent resources can be used to find scholarly material. The three below also provide a way to find articles and then use citation chaining to find more. Citation chaining refers to searching backwards and forwards in time to find additional relevant resources.
If you find one good article make sure to "chain" by clicking Cited by and Related articles below its summary.
Does not include magazines or trade publications.
The Advanced Search is found by clicking the menu icon (top left).
Besides providing links to articles in MRU databases, Google Scholar links to online repositories which contain articles the author has been allowed to upload. Academia.edu and ResearchGate are among the repositories searched by Google Scholar.
To set up off-campus follow Menu Icon --> Settings --> Library Links.