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WRT 101 - Desert Vista - Search Strategies and More: Find Articles

Selected Databases and How They Work

How to Use Proquest Research Library

1. Open Research Library

  • Click Advanced Search

2. In the first box, enter this: "Barbara Ehrenreich"

   (For best searching, enclose terms in quotation marks)

  • At right, click Select a field
  • Select ANYWHERE
  • Click Search. Note the large number of results.

3. In box below enter "Social Conditions" changing the Field to All Subjects & Indexing--SU

     Click Search. Note the smaller number of results this time.

4. Limit your results by selections below the search boxes

  • By "Peer Reviewed", Date, Source Type, Document Type, Language

5. Review the results.

  • Click the Title for the full record
  • Highlighting scans your search terms
  • Turn on Search Term Navigation

6.    Obtaining your citation--Click "Cite" icon and choose MLA Format

7. Email an article to yourself/Save Your Search

More Databases

JSTOR

JSTOR provides access to more than 10 million academic journal articlesbooks, and primary sources in 75 disciplines.

How to Use Academic Search Premier

1. Open Academic Search Premier

  • Click Advanced Search

2. In the first box, enter this: "United States"

(For best searching, enclose terms in quotation marks)

  • At right, click Select a field
  • Select SU Subject terms
  • Click Search. Note the large number of results.

3. In second box, enter "poverty"; then add "Barbara Ehrenreich" in third box

  • Click Search. Note that each time you add a term in a field, the results get smaller.

4. Limit your results by Search Options

5. Review the results and get your citation

  • Results of Search is illustrated in box below
  • Obtain your MLA citation 

6. Email an article to yourself /Save Your Search

 

 

 

Illustrated Advanced Search in Academic Search Premier

Try doing an advanced search.  The drop down boxes on the far right enable one to search by Keyword, AllText, Title, Author, Subject, and a variety of other fields.  Each database may vary.   The drop down boxes on the far left allow one to search with "AND", "OR" or "NOT".