Why use articles from library databases in your research?
Journal articles are often more specific and current than books
Sometimes journal articles will be the ONLY place to find information on a current artist or on a specific work.
The Library’s databases contain thousands of articles from newspapers, magazines, trade journals, and scholarly journals. That means you can NARROW DOWN your search to academic sources, like scholarly journals.
You cannot find and access the full text of most of these journal articles through Google
(Ebsco) Periodical database. This multi-disciplinary database covers most disciplines taught at TCC. Most articles are scholarly.
The image below shows an advanced search where, In each search field, keywords were added. The use of the boolean OR was added, and quotation marks were used to limit the results to only those that contain those exact phrases.
Multiple periodical databases providing coverage of a wide range of topics, with a mix of popular and scholarly sources. Particularly good for current events.
As shown in the image below, you can search by combining keywords. The Advanced Search setting will give you the search fields where you can add terms, as well as additional filters to narrow your results.
Full text of a range of academic journal articles and primary sources. TCC's collection includes: "Archival Journal / Primary Source Collections." Good coverage of history, sociology, anthropology, literature, and economics.
The image below shows the following search string: ("music education" OR "music instruction" ) AND (problems OR controversies)
The built in AND is a boolean tool used to combine the keywords entered in each box. That AND drop down field can be changed to NOT or OR as well. Instead of adding additional search boxes to accomodate all the terms, the boolean OR was just added to the search field.
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