How do I search for articles?
An online citation index, also known as an article database, is a guide to the content of magazines, journals
or other serial publications. Some databases are general and others
cover specific subject areas. A good place to start searching for
articles is the database Academic Search Complete because it covers a wide range of subjects and contains some articles
in full text.
If you are searching for newspaper articles try Lexis-Nexis, which is another general database .
If, after checking Academic Search Complete, you need additional articles
go to the Subject List of
online periodical indexes. This list allows you to locate
databases that cover specific subject areas.
For example, if you need articles about attention deficit disorder,
select the Psychology category to view databases which contain
articles on Psychology. PsychINFO is a good choice for finding
articles from psychological journals, MEDLINE for the medical aspects
of the topic and ERIC will find articles written in education publications.
If you are having trouble finding articles, ask
a librarian for assistance.