Answered By: Meg Holle Last Updated: Feb 06, 2017 Views: 201
To find articles on a topic, search in one of our databases, which have articles from newspapers, magazines and journals, including scholarly/academic journals. If not in the Library, you will need an active Library Card. To get started:
- Go to the Virtual Library: Research & Databases.
- Choose a Subject that matches your topic.
- After choosing a database, click Log In and enter your Library Card number if prompted.
- At this point, databases will look different but most function similarly. If you see only a single search box, you may want to click Advanced Search to see more options, which may include limiters like:
Full text – see only content that you can read in full
Scholarly/peer reviewed – limit to peer-reviewed articles
Date – newer content is usually best
Format – useful if you want a certain kind
- Enter search terms that capture the main concepts of your topic. If you have more than one box, enter terms in separate boxes with AND in the drop-down menu:
- Click Search. Results will appear. Click the titles to learn more about the articles. Click PDF Full Text or HTML Full Text to read the full articles. You can also download, print or email articles.
For help, Ask a Librarian! We can recommend databases and search strategies to get you started.