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VIC245 Science Wars

Where and how to find articles

Sample search formula (in a database of philosophy journals):

screenshot of philosophers index search strategy example

The search above would retrieve any articles with:

  • "string theory" 
  • testable/testability OR metaphysics/metaphysical OR realism 

in the title, abstract, author-supplied keywords and database-ascribed subject terms (that's where the "anywhere except full-text" searches and this avoids retrieving documents that make a passing mention of these terms in their full body text or references list).

A list of a few recommended, subject-specific databases for scholarly articles: