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Catalog or database?

Our catalog allows you to search across multiple databases all at once.

Benefits:

  • the search will yield results from many sources
  • you don't have to select a database to get started.

Disadvantages:

  • fewer options for focusing your results
  • results display in order of source, rather than by relevance
  • sheer number of results may be overwhelming


Our A-Z Databases List page allows you to choose the database you wish to search.

Benefits:

  • more options to control and narrow your search
  • some databases dedicated specifically to certain topics

Disadvantages:

  • you may not know which database to choose
  • Find Articles page can be confusing

 

Find Articles Using the Library Catalog

  1. Start on the catalog search page.
  2. Type your search term(s) into the empty box.
  3. Check "Limit to Full Text Articles" under the text box.
  4. Click Search.
  5. You can limit your results by using options in the toolbar - by year, by type, or peer-reviewed only.
  6. Click on the "View Now" link for the article you want. 
  7. Some articles may appear in more than one database. It usually doesn't matter which "View full text" link you choose.
  8. Information about the article will be displayed. Look for a "Full Text" icon or link to open and view the article.