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Remote Library Instruction Basics and Tools: Accessing the Library's Online Research Essentials

Find an Article Using a Citation

Click here, then follow these steps:

  1. Identify the title of the journal, magazine, or newspaper from the citation.
  2. Type title in the search box.
  3. Click enter or click the Search button. If the article is available a list of research database that carries the journal full-text will appear..
  4. Click on the link to the database that has the journal for the date that the article was published (see the citation).
  5. Once you get to the database choose the search within journal option and add keywords from the article title.

Click here to get online reference help if you need it.

Off-Campus Login to Article Databases

Find Online Articles

The research databases are indexed by:

  • Title alphabetically.

  • Subject (e.g. Criminology, Psychology, etc.).

  • Source Type of information (e.g. Statistics, Images, etc.).

Find eBooks

Click here and follow these directions:

  • Click on the radio button next to "Library Catalog." This will limit your search to mostly books and eBooks.
  • Enter your keyword terms that describe the topic you are researching.
    • You will see you can limit your search by using the filters under the "Any field":
      1. Subject
      2. Author/creator
      3. Title
  • Should you know the exact title select "Title," type it in then under the "contains" menu select "is (exact)Click 
  • "Search" or hit enter.
  • You can use the filters that should appear next to the result list to look for online items or eBooks. the  "Full text" filter will give your a list of digital items available online.
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