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The most current research on any academic topic is usually found in journal articles.
The Library has introduced OneSearch as a trial single search option. Resources currently included in a OneSearch search are: the Library's catalogue (includes books, musical scores, audio recordings, etc.), all EBSCOhost products, all of the full text journals licensed from Elsevier/ScienceDirect, JSTOR, Sage, Wiley, Springer, ACS, IOP, BioOne, and ProjectMuse, many of the specialty historical full text databases (Alexander Street Press), and millions of index-only article and book records from various sources. Some Proquest databases (CBCA, ASFA, PAIS, Philosopher's Index) and Biosis are included but as optional add-ins, using check boxes on the far right of the search results screen. More resources will continue to be added through the year.
If you don't find what you are looking for in OneSearch, then try searching for the item in a specific database or just the library catalogue, outside of OneSearch. (From the Library's homepage, click on either Catalogue or Article Databases towards the top of the page.)
ATLA now includes a lot of full-text articles and so is a great specialized database to start. Determine your best and more appropriate keywords to search and then enter them. Depending on the number of responses (or "hits") you get back, refine your search to improve the quality of your responses. A number of limiters can be used to refine your search strategy including date range and peer-reviewed material.
Locate the specific articles.
Determine if the Library has the article you want or has electronic access to it by entering the article's title in the OneSearch box on the Library's web homepage. or searching for it in specific individual databases (under Article Databases on the Library's homepage). If the Library can not provide the article, it can be ordered through Interlibrary Loan.
Note: Articles found in our print periodical holdings are shelved alphabetically by title on the Upper Level in the Bound Journals section. Those in microfilm or microfiche format are located in Special Collections on the Main Level.
Please contact the Library’s Service Desk, 566-0583, for assistance.
Created by: Sharon Clark, B.A., M.L.I.S.
Date Created: 09-July-2001
Revised by: Suzanne Jones, B.A., M.L.S.
Date Revised: March 10, 2015