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Honors: Find Articles & More

Magazine, Newspaper and Journal Articles

Use the following databases to find articles about your topic. These databases index journals, newspapers and other material. Note: off-campus access to these databases requires that you sign on using your mymsjc user name and password.

  • EbscoHost - Search from a wide range of research databases for magazine and journal articles. Updated daily. For scholarly sources, search the Academic Search Premier module. In order to get the best results, make sure you use the keyword search technique and limit your search to scholarly sources. See these steps illustrated in this short video.
  • Proquest - Articles and coverage of social science related subjects.See a search in Proquest demonstrated in this video
  • Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe - Provides access to a wide range of news sources (includes New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times) as well as international newspapers.

Click here to view list of all of the library databases.

 

Search Strategy Builder

Search Strategy Builder


The Search Strategy Builder is a tool designed to teach you how to create a search string using Boolean logic. While it is not a database and is not designed to input a search, you should be able to cut and paste the results into most databases’ search boxes.

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List alternate terms for each concept.

These can be synonyms, or they can be specific examples of the concept.

Use single words, or "short phrases" in quotes

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