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Google Better: Articles/Databases

Learn tips and tricks to help you find exactly what you need on the Internet

Finding Articles From Databases

Why use a DATABASE?

Find published articles from newspapers, magazines, and journals,

Find educational reports, chapters from books, and more

Locate peer reviewed articles 

Use advanced searching tools 

Discover materials that are NOT on the web

Get formatted citations 

Tips for Finding the Best Articles

Use the advanced search option.  It has more options to help you find the information you need.

* For a college paper, you will often be asked to provide scholarly or peer reviewed sources for your papers. Choose the type of publication you need, such as magazines, newspapers, or scholarly journals.

 * Be sure and use the tools to cite the articles in the format required by your teacher. You can copy and paste these into your Refererences page.

* Look up subject terms to find the best words to use.

*Combine terms to narrow your results.

*Use limiters as needed for dates, geographical information, etc.

*Use the pdf version rather than the html if you want to see the page image with charts, graphs, images, etc.

*If you do not see a link to the full-text in the database, click the "journal finder" link to see if it is available in another database or in print. Articles that are not full text can also be obtained through Interlibrary Loan from the Library.