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College 101: Getting to Know Your Library: Finding articles

This guide provides a virtual tour and introduction to your TCC Library

Searching directly in library databases

Why use a library database?

While SuperSearch can be helpful to browse through the collection and see what information is available on a topic, searching the library databases directly can give you more control over your search results. When you have decided on a topic, you can try searching in ProQuest or Academic Search, linked below.

What's in a library database?Images of source types (newspapers, magazines, journals, books, videos) and a computer - showing the items inside of a database

These databases store thousands of articles from newspapers, magazines, journals, and more. Limit by year, information type, publication, and more. Email articles to yourself, download them, and generate MLA or APA citations with ease.

Also known as...

Library databases are also referred to as "research databases," "electronic databases," "article databases," etc. Sometimes, librarians just shorten the phrase to just the word "database."

Finding articles in ProQuest

Searching in Proquest

Use the link below to access this database, and use the additional tabs to learn more about how to search ProQuest.

Finding articles in Academic Search Complete

Searching in Academic Search

Use the links below to access this database, and use the additional tabs to learn more about how to search Academic Search.

Searching tutorial

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