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Humanities 151: All of the Arts

by Cindy L. Yonovich

Reference Database (CREDO) & Article Databases (ACADEMIC SEARCH PREMIER & NEWSBANK)

Reference Databases--
  • Online handbooks, dictionaries, and encyclopedias
  • Use for overview information, definitions, historical perspective, & criticism
  • Ask the librarian or your instructor for assistance
Article Databases--
  • Carefully selected subscriptions containing authoritative, reliable, full-text articles
  • Sources include scholarly journals, magazines and newspapers
  • Each database indexes different sources and navigates differently

Reference Database--Credo

Search two ways:

  • Enter terms in the Basic Search Box, click on Search button

    • Topic Page is always the first entry, followed by reference entries

    • Browse the entries

    • Click on the title to see the article

    • Click on PRINT icon to print the article

      • Article opens in a PDF

      • MLA & APA citations print on separate page -OR-

  • Click on the FIND A BOOK link

    • Open the a link

    • Click on the link

    • Scroll through the titles listed

    • Select a reference work to search

      • Enter your search terms

      • Click on the title of an article

      • PRINT article & citation page

Article Database--Academic Search Premier

Academic Search Premier--searching

  • Enter your terms in the search boxes

  • Use the drop down options as needed for keyword, subject, etc.

  • Check the Limit Results boxes for full text (& peer reviewed if needed)

  • Click on the Search link











Academic Search Premier--View Items--Printing & Citation Building

Click on the article title to view the citation

  • Click on the PDF or HTML link for full text

  • Print the article

  • Print the citation in MLA format

    • Click on the Print icon in the tools box

    • Click on the middle radial button

    • Select MLA from the drop down box

    • Click Print to build the citation

    • Edit as needed to comply with MLA guidelines

Article Database--Newsbank


  • Click on newspaper title of choice

  • OR search sources all simultaneously

  • Enter search terms

  • Click on Search

  • Note the number of search results

    • Limit by Decade, Year, Month or Day if necessary

    • Also note Shortcuts to other newspapers in left frame












Viewing articles--Printing & Citation Building:

  • Click on Print in the Tools Bar

    • Check boxes for Include Document and Include Citation

    • Select citation style from the drop down box--APA or MLA

  • Citation will appear on top of the page

  • Click on Print Document link on right

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