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Finding Articles in a Subject: Home

Interactive introductory tutorial for using databases and text-based instructions for finding articles

Finding Articles in Research Databases

Step by Step 


  1. Use the Databases button on the Library's homepage.

  2. Choose the subject that matches your topic.
      Note: The category General includes interdisciplinary databases, like Academic Search Premier, that cover all topics.


  3. Choose one of the databases listed under Best Bets. Search in the database using your keywords.

  4. If you need only scholarly and/or peer-reviewed sources, look for an option to limit to those sources. (For example, in EBSCO databases you will see a check box on the left-hand side of the page to limit to Scholarly, Peer-reviewed sources.)

  5. Ask a Librarian if you need help searching or limiting your results to scholarly, peer-reviewed only.

Using a General Database

Tutorial: Using a General Database

A quick interactive tutorial that shows how to search effectively using keywords and how to refine your search by date, publication type, and scholarly articles using the interdisciplinary database Academic Search Premier.

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