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ART 281--O’Halloran: Article Databases

by Cindy L. Yonovich / presented by David Peck


Article Databases--
  • Carefully selected subscriptions
  • Contain authoritative, reliable, full-text articles
  • Sources include scholarly journals, magazines and newspapers
  • Search using keywords from your assignment
  • Each database indexes different sources & has its own editorial policy 
  • Each database navigates differently
    • Look for directions and tips on the search page
    • Ask the librarian for assistance


  • Enter your search 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)
  • Limit Publication Date as needed
  • Click on the Search link
View Articles--Printing & Citation Building
  • Click on the PDF or HTML link for full text
    • Review the article for content
    • Print the article
  • Print the citation in MLA or APA format
    • Click on the Print icon in the Tools Box
    • Click on the middle radial button
    • Select either MLA or APA in the drop down box
    • Click Print to build the citation
    • Print citation and keep it with the article
    • Edit as needed to comply with MLA or APA guidelines


  • 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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