How do I find articles? How do I search a database?


To find scholarly articles on your topic, select the Databases button on the library’s homepage. On the upper left corner of the Databases page, use the subject dropdown menu to select your subject. Next, select one of the “best bet” databases to get started with a search. Enter your search term(s). (If you are not sure which subject your research topic relates to, you can chat with a librarian to get some advice OR try a general database like Academic Search Complete or ProQuest Central). 

In most databases, you have the option to check full-text and peer-reviewed. Once you have your initial results, try to narrow your results by date, and other selections. (Often, this is on the left side of the page). 

You can narrow your results further by adding additional search terms or by using other available limits (e.g. such as subject terms from a subject dropdown menu on the results page.)


  • Last Updated Sep 30, 2020
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  • Answered By Catherine Baird

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