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REA 091 - Desert Vista - Researching Social Agencies/Nonprofits - Condit and Haro: MEGASEARCH

Using MEGASEARCH

How to use MEGASEARCH for Non-Academic Sources

(You may need to log in)

1. Open MEGASEARCH (Click Link Above)

  • First:  Click Advanced Search
  • Next:  Select your discipline:  (Optional)
  • For non-academic articles, select Magazines or News on left margin

2. In the first box, enter this: "homeless youth"

(For best searching, enclose terms in quotation marks)

3. In second box, enter "assistance"

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

4. Limit your results by Magazines or News and Date (Date adjusted on left margin)

5. Review the results and get your citation

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

6. Email the article(s) to yourself 

 

How to Use Megasearch for Peer Reviewed (Scholarly) Sources

(You may need to log in)

1. Open MEGASEARCH (Click Link Above)

  • First: Click Advanced Search
  • Next: Select your discipline:  (Optional)
  • For peer-reviewed articles, select "Scholarly Journals" in left hand margin

2. In the first box, enter a term such as  "homeless youth"

   (For best searching, enclose terms in quotation marks)

3. In box below enter "assistance"

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

4.  Remember to Limit your results by selections below the search boxes

  • By "Peer Reviewed" and Date (Adjust Date on left margin)

5. Review the results.

  • Click the Title for the full record
  • Highlighting scans your search terms

6. Obtain citation--Click "Cite" icon on right margin and choose MLA Format

7. Email an article to yourself