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Summer Research Opportunity Program: Find Articles

Summer 2016

Article Databases

Search an article database to find citations (title, author, title of journal, date, page numbers) for articles on a particular topic.  The Library gives you access to over 200 article databases covering different disciplines.

1.  Think about which academic disciplines might write about your topic.  Examples:  literature, film, anthropology, history...

2.  Find the appropriate article database by subject (academic discipline or department).  Look for "Recommended" databases.

Library home > click on Databases, then click on:  Browse Databases. 

Pull down the "All Subjects" menu to browse a list of databases by academic discipline, and/or pull down the "All Database Types" to browse lists by type of database (article databases, statistical databases, image databases, etc.).

Sample Searches - Article Databases

Sample searches in Proquest Social Science databases:

Library home > Databases: Browse Databases  >  All Subjects:  American Studies   All Database Types:  Articles  >  ProQuest Social Sciences  to search multiple social science databases

1.  Example of a search using multiple terms and truncation,etc

depression (anywhere)
"self consistency" (anywhere)

limit to scholarly journals (on the left)

2.  narrow your results by limilting your search to anywhere EXCEPT full text:

health dispar* minorit* (anywhere)

health dispar* minorit* (anywhere except full text)

look for official subject terms:

"health disparities" (subject)
rac* or ethnic* or minorit* (anywhere)

limit to scholarly journals

3.  look through your search results for additional useful terms

greenwashing

corporate social responsibility

social responsibility of business

Search Results

  • click on the title to see full record (including abstracts and descriptors)
  • to limit by publication type (peer-reviewed journals, conferences, books, etc.) click on the appropriate tab or link
  • if necessary,look for other limits (latest update, journal articles only, english only) and more advanced searches
  • select records to save to your personalized list; lists may be e-mailed, downloaded, printed

UC-eLinks - Find Article Text/Location

Once you've searched a database to find articles, you may need to use UC-eLinks orange logo to link to a PDF or html file if the full text is not immediately available. Each database is a bit different, but a good rule of thumb is this: when you see the Uc-eLinks icon click on it to view your article access options, which can range from full text to a call number to an Interlibrary Loan request:

UC e-Links image

For more information, here's a tutorial on using UC-eLinks.

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