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Evaluating Websites: Find Articles in Library Databases

Using Library Article Databases

Question: How do I find better sources for my research?

Answer #2: Search a Library Article Database.

Library Article Databases are collections of articles from a variety of magazines, academic/scholarly journals, newspapers, e-books and more. 

Working from off campus? Enter your library card number (on the back of your library card) and PIN number (the last four numbers of your phone number) to access these databases. 

Stop by the Library reference desk or call  (306-3267) if you have any trouble!

Student Resources in Context Database

How Do I Search?

Keyword Searches:

Tip #1: When searching for articles in a database, choose keywords instead of typing in a sentence or question.  

Tip #2: When developing keywords, identify main ideas, synonyms, and broader, narrower, or related terms. 

Online Research: Tips for Effective (Search) Strategies: This three minute video describes three important search tips that will save you precious time Search examples: 

chocolate AND benefits

OR

chocolate AND health

OR

chocolate AND "health benefit*"

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center Database