First Choice Databases
Limit search results to Academic Journals
Understand how these article databases function. Use the EBSCO tutorial at the bottom of the list to improve search results.
Start With Academic Search Complete
Use the Academic Search Complete Tab to type in your keywords.
You can add subject databases using the blue Choose Databases.
The Steps of college research
- Choose a topic.
- Narrow or broaden the topic as needed.
- Identify the Keywords for your research question.
- Before you begin searching, you'll need to locate the most important
words to use.
- Find information.
- Use the online catalogs and article databases.
- Evaluate your search results.
- Evaluation includes criteria such as authority, accuracy, and lack
- Avoid plagiarism.
- Observe academic ethical standards.
- Keep track of what information from what source.
- Use our Plagiarism Guide.
- Cite accurately.
- Use our Citation Style Guide and other library resources.
Topics Make a BIG Difference
Your choice of topic the most important decsion you'll make in research.
Depending on your topic choice, add one or more of these specialized databases in your search.
Add Subject Databases
How To Add More Databases
Select the blue Choose Databases.
- Put a check-mark by the subject database(s) you want.
- Click the yellow OK button.