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Help Using the Library: Find Articles

View step-by-step instructions for finding books, eBooks, and articles, accessing online databases, requesting items from other campuses or colleges, and more.

Which Database Should You Use?

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These databases have material about most subjects.

Academic Search Premier

Academic OneFile

GENERAL TIPS FOR SEARCHING DATABASES

No matter what database you choose, use carefully selected keywords to search with. 

If you are given the option to limit the search to Full Text (there's usually a check box next to the phrase), always select that option. That way the resource will only show you articles you can read immediately. 

If the complete article does not appear below the citation when you click the title from the results list, you may need to do one more step. Look for a link to either the HTML full text or the PDF. The PDF is a scanned image of the article and requires the free Adobe Acrobat reader to view. The PDF will have the same page numbers as the print version which makes citing it much easier. 

If you searched without limiting to Full Text, sometimes the HTML of PDF option won't be available. When that happens, click the Full Text FinderFull Text Finder link. If the full article is available in one of our other databases, this link will connect you to the resource. If the article isn't available in another database, you may request it via ILL.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact your Librarian.