When searching on people's names, you have to allow for the use of their middle name/initial, or its absence. Proximity commands tell the search engine to find two words (names) near each other, separated by a maximum number of words.
E.g. matthew near/3 levatich
E.g. ajita n3 rajendra
About these commands:
They retrieve the two search words regardless of order. There are other commands that search for terms near each other, and in a specific order!
Here's a short video showing how Find it @ MU works. (About 4 minutes long.)
Two common ways to find out if the Libraries have access to the articles you need:
Click on in the article citation. Another window / tab opens with two possible options:
The MARQCAT record will indicate what years we have in print and/or online, providing call number locations for the print and links to the e-journal. Once at the e-journal, navigate to the volume, issue and page that you need.
Didn't find the article/journal using Find it @MU or MARQCAT? Request the article through Interlibrary Loan (ILL) by clicking on the link at the bottom of the Find it @MU window or tab. Learn more about ILL here.
Ever wonder why the full-text isn't there? Watch this short video about the Business of Information.