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 > Articles > Article Databases by Subject
Sample Searches - Secondary Sources
Library home > Articles > Article Databases by Subject > L > Literature > MLA Bibliography
- incidents in the life of a slave girl (keywords)
- revolt of the cockroach people(keywords)
acosta, oscar (keywords
MLA Bibliography: The Movie!: searching, revising, creating a bibliography, finding the library location of a journal
Library home > Articles > Article Databases by Subject > H > History > America: History and Life
aids (select a field - optional)
activis* (select a field - optional)
historical period from: 1980 to 2000
Sample Searches - Primary Sources
Library home > Electronic Resources > Electronic Resources, Types A-Z > Archival Collections and Primary Source databases > Historical Newspapers (ProQuest)
mexican american* (citation and document text)
civil rights movement* (citation and document text)
date range: from: 1/1/1965 - 12/31/1985
Library home > Electronic Resources > Electronic Resources, Types A-Z > Archival Collections and Primary Source databases > American Periodicals Series Online, 1740-1900
publication search (allows you to browse a particular title's issues)
advanced search (search by keywords)
- 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 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:
For more information, here's a tutorial on using UC-eLinks.