To search the databases (electronic journals/periodicals):
- If you know which database you'd like to use, select it from the dropdown menu above, then click "GO"
- If you do not know which database you'd like to use, click on "View More Results" beneath the dropdown menu, that will take you to the A to Z Database List and you can select from there (the databases have descriptions written underneath to help you choose the appropriate one)
- Once you have selected the appropriate database, you will land on a search page
- Enter your term(s) into the search bar(s)
- Click on "Search"
- You can limit your search using the left side of the screen
- Read the abstract under the article to determine if it meets your needs
- To access the article, click on the hyperlink underneath the article
Quick tips for finding articles:
- Think about the topics your instructor has discussed in class
- Use keywords and subject terms
- Write down all the ideas that come to mind when you think about your topic
- As you type in your search terms, pay attention to the suggested terms that are added during your search
- Use the left side of the screen to limit your results by year, subject, and publication
- Linked Full Text - Will bring up the entire article so that you do not have to submit a request (select this box on the left side of the screen)
- Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals - contain articles that were evaluated by professionals for accuracy, but you still want to verify the information for your own research purposes
If you need help, contact a librarian at 318.487.5443 ext. 1137/1931 or firstname.lastname@example.org.