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Library Databases

Tips for Searching in Library Databases

WHAT CAN I FIND IN A LIBRARY DATABASE?
Library databases are best used for searching for peer-reviewed journal articles. A great database to begin searching is Academic Search Ultimate. 

ENTER KEYWORDS IN DATABASE SEARCH BOXES

Enter each keyword onto its own search line. If you have an OR string, include the entire string in one search box. 

SEARCH LIMITERS
Below the search boxes are limiters that can be set to help filter and narrow your results. To search for scholarly articles, remember to check the scholarly (peer-reviewed) checkbox. Other useful limiter options are the date range. If you are analyzing contemporary topics, you might consider limiting the date range boxes to the last 5 or 10 years.

USING SEARCH RESULTS

  • Sort your search results by Date Newest so the most current information on a subject is at the top of your results.
  • Use the "Cited by" or "Cited References" features contained in many library databases to view a list of resources that have cited the particular article currently being viewed in their own work or are contained within the Reference list of the current article being viewed.

​Do not limit your search to just one database.  Instead look at a variety of databases both subject specific and interdisciplinary to make sure you are viewing the full scope of literature published on your topic.

Academic Journals

Peer-Reviewed Journals

Interlibrary Loan for Articles

Browse for Journals using BrowZine

Download the BrowZine App!

  1. Download BrowZine by simply going to the app store for your device and search for "browzine".  It's a free download.
  2. Next, select "Gordon College - Jenks Library" from the library list. 
  3. You will be prompted to log in with your Gordon ID barcode (14-digit number on the back of your Gordon ID card) and your password. Need a password? Set your password here.
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