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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 student ID number as the Borrower ID and the last four digits of your student ID as the PIN.  

9 STEPS

1. The first step is to go to www.polk.edu 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

https://www.iorad.com/player/1722634/How-to-access-the-library-databases-

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