1. Find the appropriate article database by subject (academic discipline or department).
Library home > Articles > Article Databases by Subject
Use Advanced Search if available
one word or phrase per horizontal row of search boxes
when appropriate, use truncation symbol for variant word endings (child* = child, childs, children, childish, childhood...)
use alternative terms when necessary (film or movie* or cinema*)
Library home > Articles > Article Databases by Subject > Literature > MLA Bibliography (also good for film)
film* or movie* or cinema*
select checkbox for "English only" if appropriate
MLA: The Movie! (1:18 min)
Library home > Articles > Article Databases by Subject > Film > Film and Television Literature Index
3. Find the locations of articles - online or on the shelf
Some article databases include the full text of all or some of their articles.
If not, click on the UC e-links icon, which will lead to links to full text if available, or else a link to the Next Generation MELVYL catalog. Click on the MELVYL link to search for the library location of the journal.
Watch the UC e-links movie! (2 minutes)