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Finding Books and Articles: Locating Articles in Databases

A short tutorial on finding books in the catalog, using ebooks, and locating articles in databases.

Examples of finding a Article

This is an example of finding articles in just one database -- Academic Search Complete.

From the Library homepage, click on the Articles/Databases link.

 If you're not already logged in, you will need to log in using your Passport credentials.


1. The first step is to go to and and click Library/TLCC (Tutoring)

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2. Click Articles/Databases. 

 Next you will be asked to log in. 

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3. Enter your student ID number as the Borrower ID. 

Use the last 4 digits of your student ID number as the password.

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4. This is the list of all of the databases.  

Click Academic Search Complete (EBSCO).

It's a good general database.

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5. This is the advanced search screen.

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6. Scroll down and click Full Text.

This will ensure that you get only full articles (rather than only abstracts).

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7. Scroll up and enter your search terms in the box(es).

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8. Click Search.

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9. This is the results page. You're done.

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Here's an interactive tutorial

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