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ENGL 100 Terzakis: Articles and Databases

Using limiters and subject terms to find articles

Use a thesaurus if you need help finding academic vocabulary for your searches.


Using OR between words broadens your search. You will get MORE results.  Using AND between words narrows your search and gives you more specific, but FEWER results.


Adding an asterisk (SHIFT + 8 = *) to the root of a word will search for variations of that word. For example:



Lastly, using quotations around two words will retrieve those search words together as a phrase: For example:


Opposing Viewpoints database

New York Times ( Pass Activation & Log In Instructions

NYT Registration (First-time Users):

  • While on-campus or off-campus, go HERE
  • Log in with your OneLogin credentials
  • On the NYT registration page, click "Create Account"
  • Choose how you want to log into your NYTimes account (Google, Facebook, Apple, or input your email address)
  • Click "Create Account"
  • Check inbox for confirmation email


  • You have successfully claimed a Pass when you see the Start Your Access screen.



  • Now you can have full access to and NYT mobile apps just by logging into your account:

  • Visit to download your free NYT apps.

Wall Street Journal: Pass Activation & Log In Instructions

Wall Street Journal

  1. Cañada College subscribes to the Wall Street Journal.  Students, faculty and staff can access the subscription at 
  2. You will be brought to the OneLogin page. Enter your SMCCD credentials to sign in. This is the same username and password you use to get into Canvas.
  3. Complete the Create Account form with your information, selecting whether you are a student, staff, or faculty member. 
  4. You will see a confirmation screen if you have registered successfully. A confirmation email will also be sent to you.
  5. Verify your account by following the directions in the email that has been sent to you.
  6. Enjoy your access! This account will last for one calendar year before you will have to renew your account.
  7. Once you have an account, you can go directly to and login with the username and password you used to register.