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Database, Journal, & Article Searching: Start Here!

This guide explains how to find and cite scholarly articles, as well as offers information on pdf vs html, article linking and much more.

Welcome!

This guide will show you how to search for various library resources.

Click on one of the tabs above to get more information about:

  • searching & using databases
  • finding a specific journal
  • searching for articles
  • finding full-text
  • boolean searching
  • using google scholar

How to Access Library Resources from Off-Campus

If you are off-campus, navigate to database resources exactly as if you were on campus. When you attempt to enter either a restricted area or a subscription database, you will be asked to login. Here's what you do:

  • Where prompted, enter your username and password as you would to login in for email or into canvas
  • Click the "Submit " button. That's it! At this point, you will be taken to the chosen resource.

Once logged in, you will be able to access any of the databases or eReserves remotely. As long as you are actively using the resource(s), you will not be prompted to login again, even if you switch databases. If idle, the system eventually times out after about 20 minutes or so.

Note: The login method was updated in January 2017 to username/password instead of a 14 digit barcode.

Here is a sample of what the login page looks like.

screenshot of login access screen

Problems connecting? If you receive strange errors or the system persistently hangs, follow the instructions in the left-hand box titled "Off Campus Solution!" on this page.

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