CHICANO 1B: Reading & Composition

Article Databases

Search an article database to find citations (title, author, title of journal, date, page numbers) for articles on a particular topic.  The Library gives you access to over 200 article databases covering different disciplines.

1.  Think about which academic disciplines might write about your topic.  Examples:  literature, film, anthropology, history...

2.  Find the appropriate article database by subject (academic discipline or department).  Look for "Recommended" databases.

Library home > Articles > Article Databases by Subject

Sample Searches in Article Databases

Sample Searches in MLA Bibliography (language, literature, film)

Library home > Articles > Article Databases by Subject > Literature > MLA Bibliography

hogan, linda  (all fields - no full text)
solar storms (all fields - no full text)

hogan, linda  (all fields - no full text)
politic* or activis* (all fields - no full text)

mexican american women writers (all fields - no full text)
identit* (all fields - no full text)

Sample Searches in Academic Search Complete (interdisciplinary, all topics)

Library home > Articles > General Article Databases > Academic Search Complete

undocumented (select a field optional)
college student*  (select a field - optional)

refine your results


undocumented (select a field optional)
college student*  (select a field - optional)
tuition (select a field - optional)

check off "scholarly" articles

* = truncation symbol or wildcard (child* = child, childs, children, childish, childhood...)

Sample Searches in Chicano Database


Library home > Articles > Article Databases by Subject > Chicano Studies > Chicano Database

undocumented immigra*  (select a field - optional)
famil*  (select a field - optional)

Sample Searches in Book Review Digest Plus

Library home > Articles > Book and Film Review Databases > Book Review Digest Plus

jamaica kincaid
lucy


Search Results

  • click on the title to see full record (including abstracts and descriptors)
  • to limit by publication type (peer-reviewed journals, conferences, books, etc.) click on the appropriate tab or link
  • if necessary,look for other limits (latest update, journal articles only, english only) and more advanced searches
  • select records to save to your personalized list; lists may be e-mailed, downloaded, printed

UC-eLinks - Find Article Text/Location

Once you've searched a database to find articles, you may need to use UC-eLinks orange logo to link to a PDF or html file if the full text is not immediately available. Each database is a bit different, but a good rule of thumb is this: when you see the Uc-eLinks icon click on it to view your article access options, which can range from full text to a call number to an Interlibrary Loan request:

UC e-Links image

For more information, here's a tutorial on using UC-eLinks.

About JSTOR!

Library home > Articles > General Article Databases > JSTOR

Everyone Loves JSTOR:

  • interdisciplinary
  • scholarly
  • full text available AND searchable - you may find topics you won't find elsewhere because they're only part of an article on a related topic
  • covers journals from their earliest publication dates

CAUTIONS:

  • DOES NOT INCLUDE THE LAST 3-5 YEARS of a journal!  not good for contemporary topics!
  • doesn't include as many journals in a particular discipline as the discipline-specific database (example: MLA Bibliography for literature)
Last Update: January 27, 2014 15:45