AMER STD 0: Library Research 101: I-House

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 > Articles > Article Databases by Subject

Searching Article Databases

Examples of searches in various article databases:

keywords = searches most important parts of the record

* = truncation symbol or wildcard;  child* = child, childs, children, childish, childhood

Library home > Articles > Article Databases By Subject > History > America:  History and Life

asian american*  (select a field - optional)
activis*   
(select a field - optional)

historical period from:   1960   1975

Library home > Articles > Article Databases By Subject > Ethnic Studies > Chicano Database

malinche   (keyword)
feminis*  (keyword)

click on see more details for locating this item to find UC e-links icon (see below) to locate text of items

Library home > Articles > Article Databases By Subject > Ethnic Studies >Black Studies Center

sncc and women  (keywords)


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.

Last Update: August 29, 2012 17:09