Most databases give you the following options/functions with your articles:
- Add to Folder
- Save or Download
Citations through databases
Most databases have a cite or citation button for each article. When you click on the cite/citation button (example), the database will generate a citation for you in any format of your choosing.
Typically, for humanities or liberal arts courses you will use MLA and for social science courses you will use APA.
Once you've selected your format of choice, you may use this citation in your own Works Cited, as a guide. It is important to note that there are sometimes mistakes with this citation generator; you must review the citation and ensure that the formatting is correct.
- Academic Search Premier
- CQ Researcher
- has full-text articles about current topics. This is the online version of the print (paper) publication CQ Researcher. The paper version can be found in the Library Periodical Reading area.
- Gales Opposing Viewpoints
- Opinion and periodical articles on social issues.
- Gale Virtual Reference Library
- Articles from encyclopedia and specialized reference sources on a variety of subjects.
- Extensive research database that contains articles from a variety of disciplines.
- A research database covering social issues, business, health, science, economics, current events and more.
- Articles on current and controversial issues from popular magazines, newspapers, and government publications.
Other Search Tips
You can also use quotation marks (" ") to specificially search a phrase. This helps to further limit your searches; for example, if you type in the words air pollution, the computer will look for any result with the word air and any with the word pollution, but if you search "air pollution" the computer will look for that combination of words together.
By using an asterisk ( * ), a.k.a TRUNCATION, it tells the system to search for any word that begins with the letters before the asterisk; for example, imag* tells the computer to look for image, images, imagine, imaging, etc.