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The Library subscribes to hundreds of online databases and they have different interfaces. But once you learn how to use one, you will be able to use others easily.
To begin your search for articles, start with Academic Search Premier It has articles about most subjects.
- 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 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.
Academic Search Premier database
Academic Search Complete
Academic Search Complete, designed specifically for academic institutions, is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,300 full-text periodicals, including 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 9,300 journals and a total of 10,900 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1865, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format.
How to use Academic Search Complete
Advanced Academic Search Premiere
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