Articles are a valuable resource in any research paper or project. Most articles are secondary sources. To learn more about primary and secondary sources, see the "Find Primary Sources" tab of this guide. Articles (as opposed to books) generally have the following characteristics:
1. The Find Articles Guide provides a list of databases to search, organized by subject. This page contains the following resources:
2. Get Started with a Multi-Subject Database
Academic Search Ultimate is a good starting point for most topics. To search this database:
3. Focus Your Research with a Subject-Specific Database
Use the Find Articles Guide to find databases to search by subject.
The dropdown options next to database search boxes do the following:
When you are off-campus you will be prompted to log-in with your Net ID and password before you can begin searching.
You may save and send permanent links to specific articles you locate in your database searches. They are often called Permalinks or Persistent Links. If you do e-mail these to yourself you will need to add a Proxy Prefix to the permanent link provided by the database.
Add the following to the beginning of the permanent link URL:
For additional information, see the Database Linking page.