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You can access articles in academic journals, newspapers and magazines through our databases, provided you have a current Webster or Eden ID number. To find which database is best for you, see our index of databases by subject, which groups the databases into a variety of subject areas.

Uncertain which database to use?

We suggest you try Academic Search Complete, a powerful multi-disciplinary database with articles in many areas.

Database records

They include basic information about the article: article title, journal title, subject headings, abstract or summary, date, etc.

Many databases allow you to search more than one of these fields at once, which makes for very powerful searching. For example, a keyword search can be combined with an author search to retrieve articles on a topic by a certain author. Or, a subject heading search can be crossed with a journal title search to retrieve items on a topic reported in a particular source.

Notice in the example below that the screen is set to search "default fields". When you search "default fields" or "keyword," you are searching the entire record. The databases may also allow you to restrict your search to a specific field (e.g., title, subject).

Searching

Use a combination of one or two words or brief phrases in your initial search rather than a long phrase or question. If you wanted to find out about rapid melting of glaciers in Greenland and its implications for climate change and projections of global warming, this would be a good way to start:

If you received too many results, you could add a phrase like "climate change" or "global warming" in the third box.