ENGLISH 1A: Reading and Composition

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 - MLA Bibliography

Sample Searches in MLA Bibliography (language, literature, film)

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

wallace, david foster  (anywhere)

infinite jest (anywhere)

wallace, david foster (anywhere)
self or identit*   (anywhere)

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

american postmodern literature (anywhere)

american literature (anywhere)
postmodern*  (anywhere)

(on the right):  narrow results by:  Source type:   journal article


or:            Source type:  book article

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: January 27, 2014 15:45