Find Articles and Data

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From the Libraries site, you will be presented with two options for searching for articles on a topic, either by using the Articles Search or by searching within a Database (by subject or type).

The Articles Search enables you to search many of our larger databases simultaneously.

If wanting to search exclusively within a disclipline/subject-specific database, you can make a selection from the Database menu.

  • Go to Databases menu and follow links to Introductory, Top 10, OR
  • Browse and select databases by Subject/Type.
  • Click database name to open a descriptive scope note for the database.
  • Click “Access Database” to open the database search engine.

If looking to find and retrieve a known item, enter information using Citation Search.

If looking to determine whether the Libraries subscribe to a particular periodical/serial (journal, magazine or newspaper), search for that source using the Journals search. Review journal browsing options.

When using any of these options, follow links or “Find It” icons to access online full-text. In instances, where the online full-text is unavailable, request a copy using our Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery service.

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