ENGLISH 1B: The Cold War and American Art

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

Sample Searches in Article Databases

Finding Literary Criticism

Library home > Articles > Article Databases by Subject > Literature > MLA Bibliography

o'connor, flannery  (all fields (no full text))
wise blood  (all fields (no full text))

modify search

o'connor, flannery  (all fields (no full text))
"wise blood"  (all fields (no full text))
Taulkinham  (all fields (no full text))

baldwin, james (all fields (no full text))
"giovanni's room" (all fields (no full text))
exile* or expatriate* (all fields (no full text))

Finding Book Reviews

Library home > Articles > Book and Film Review Databases > Book Review Digest Retrospective

baldwin, james (select a field (optional))
giovanni's room  (select a field (optional))

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:

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

Last Update: January 23, 2013 10:12