ETH STD 000: McNair Scholars

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

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.

Sample Searches - Articles

Academic Search Complete - interdisciplinary

Library home > Articles > General Article databases > Academic Search Complete

convenience store* or corner store*  (select a field - optional)
high school*  (select a field - optional)

look for other useful search terms:  convenience foods, fast food, food deserts...

* = truncation symbol/wildcard  child* = child childs children childhood childish, etc.

CSA Illumina Social Sciences - multiple social science databases

Library home > Articles > Article Databases by Subject > (Econ, Sociology, Psychology) > CSA Illumina Social Sciences

high school*  (keywords)
dropout*  (keywords)
reentry or renenrollm*  (keywords)

use official subject terms or descriptors - to narrow search results down to items that are really about that subject:

high school*  (descriptor)
dropout*   (descriptor)
college*   or   universit*   (descriptor)

Sample searches in Ethnic NewsWatch:

Library home > Articles > Article Databases by Subject > Ethnic Studies > Ethnic NewsWatch

food justice  (citation and document text )
minorit* or color (citation and document text)


Last Update: September 12, 2013 11:12