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Library Lesson: Using the Research Databases

What You Will Learn

Image:  You can research using our databases from home!

By the end of this lesson you will be able to:

  • Access library resources from off campus.
  • Narrow search results using limiting options.
  • Conduct a database search and use database tools.

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How to Use Full Text Finder

Diagram:  How to use full text finderWhat is Full Text Finder and How To Use It

Many of the articles in our databases have links to articles via Full Text Finder instead of attaching the PDF document.  

To use this tool, click on Full Text Finder, on the next page in the yellow band at the top click on Full Text Finder Results.  When the next page opens, click on the first link provided.  

Note: articles will link to either another database typically the Electronic Journal Center (EJC) or they will take you to the full text on the publisher's website.  They all look a little different.  If you have any problems getting to the article please contact us in the library.  


Tips for Searching a Database: Number One, Limit Search to 2-4 keywords. Number Two, Spell words correctly. Number Three, Use limiting options.

Using the Research Databases

Using Keywords

Accessing the Research Databases

Accessing Full Text Articles in the Databases