Limit to government and organizational sites (site:)
Example: "minority health" site:gov
Example: "access to healthcare" site:iowa.gov
Use quotes around a single word/phrase to force Google to include a word/phrase
Example: "iowa" "health literacy"
Example: "poverty" "race"
Use quotes around a phrase to keep next to each other
Example: "maternal mortality"
Add the word "statistics" to include it
Example: "poverty" "statistics"
Use minus sign (-) to exclude words
Example: "maternal mortality" -infant
Below are documents that show how to find more research using the "Snowball Technique" where you can locate older research (using
bibliographies) and find more current research (using Cited By in Google Scholar).
For instance if I search for journals with the words "special education" in the title UlrichsWeb indicates that:
Rural Special Education Quarterly is refereed (it is peer reviewed)
Advances in Special Education is not
Special Education in Canada is not
WARNING the Black Book Icon (or referee icon) is the icon to watch for when determining if a journal is peer-reviewed (refereed). Do not pay any attention to the gold stars (which are labeled "reviewed" ... but in this case that just means the journal was "reviewed" by a librarian for UlrichsWeb ... it does NOT mean that the journal is "peer reviewed").
You can also click on the title of the entry - e.g. Rural Special Education Quarterly - and then click on the option "Additional Title Details" which will also confirm that the journal is indeed "peer reviewed".