Check out the library's self-paced tutorial How do I search library databases? to learn the basics of database searches.
1. What is Mardigian Search and why should I use it?
2. How do I search for my topic?
Example: You are looking at paternity leave policies, focusing on how paternity leave policies affect families
3. How do I focus the search hits to peer-reviewed journal articles?
4. How do I focus the search hits to current event news sources?
5. I have a lot of irrelevant articles in my list of search hits. How do I focus them to my discipline and interest areas?
6. How do I preview the abstract/summary of articles in the list of search hits?
7. How do I access the article so I can read the whole thing?
8. I can't find anything on my topic. What do I do?