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 - Articles
Library home > Articles > Article Databases by Subject > Dance > International Index to Performing Arts
1. "bring it on" (anywherel)
drat those Broadway productions! how do I just get stuff about the film?
"bring it on film" (anywhere)
sometimes even more narrowing is required
rent film (anywhere)
chris columbus (anywhere)
Library home > Articles > Article Databases by Subject > Dance > International Bibliography of Theatre and Dance Full Text
hip hop (select a field optional)
danc* (select a field optional)
women or gender (select a field - optional)
limit to: scholarly (peer reviewed) journals
- 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 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:
For more information, here's a tutorial on using UC-eLinks.