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The library collection contains 200+ research databases with millions of online articles on a wide-variety of topics. Databases in the collection include SAGE Premier, ProQuest Central, JSTOR, LexisNexis, Academic Search Premier from EBSCO, Academic OneFile from Gale, and more. You can search these databases individually or use Google Scholar@UI&U to simultaneously search much of the database content.

Find Articles on a Topic (Google Scholar@UI&U)

To find articles using Google Scholar@UI&U:

  1. Go to Google Scholar@UI&U (library homepage>articles & databases tab>Google Scholar link)
  2. Enter keywords on your topic (see search strategies)
  3. Review the search results. If the article is available, there will be a full-text@UI&U link to the right of the title
  4. Click full-text@UI&U to access article
  5. * Click “cite” for the formatted APA/MLA citation
    * If the full-text@UI&U link does not work, contact a librarian or follow the instructions for finding a specific article using the journal search box
    * The advanced search (down arrow in search box) contains additional search options
    * Some organizations will make their reports and other documents available via a PDF or HTML

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Find Articles on a Topic (Databases by Subject)

To find articles using the library databases:

  1. Go to the Databases by Subject page (library homepage>articles & databases tab>databases by subject link)
  2. Select your subject area using the tabs to the top and left. (If unsure what subject to use, try the Recommended & Multidisciplinary section under the General Tab).
  3. Open a database and search for articles on a topic (see search strategies)

Find a Specific Article (Google Scholar, Method 1)

To find a specific article using Google Scholar@UI&U:

  1. Go to Google Scholar@UI&U (library homepage>articles & databases tab>Google Scholar@UI&U link)
  2. Search by article title
  3. Review the search results. If the article is available, there will be a full-text@UI&U link to the right of the title
  4. Click full-text@UI&U to access article
  5. * If the full-text@UI&U link is unavailable or does not work, contact a librarian or follow the instructions for finding a specific article using the journal search box.
    * Use the advanced search (down arrow in search box) if you’re having difficulty finding your article. It can be helpful to add the author’s last name to narrow the search results.

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Find a Specific Article (Journal Search Box, Method 2)

To find a specific article using the Journal Search Box:

  1. Review the article citation to find which journal published it e.g. The article Stepping Up the Baby-Friendly NICU was published in the Journal of Human Lactation Merewood, A. (2013). Stepping Up the Baby-Friendly NICU. Journal of Human Lactation, 29(3), 287-288. doi: 10.1177/0890334413491554
  2. Go to the Journal Search Box (library homepage>Journals tab>search box)
  3. Enter the name of the journal
  4. The search results will include a list of databases that contain issues of that journal
  5. Select the database with the best date coverage. e.g. SAGE Premier
    The example article was published in 2013, and the UI&U Library has access to the Journal of Human Lactation from 1999 to present through SAGE Premier. This makes the SAGE Premier database the best choice. If the example article had been published in 2006, it would be available in all three databases. If the example article had been published in 1997, the library would not have a copy, and an interlibrary loan request would be required.
  6. This will bring you to the journal landing page within the database
  7. Search by article title. You can also browse issues to find your article. (The example article was published in volume 29, issue number 3, year 2013).
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