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Use Databases to Find Articles and Book Chapters

(Find & Retrieve)

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How do I find essays, journal articles, or book chapters?

Logging onto the ATLA Database (APTS)

This webpage will explain step by step how to login to the ATLA Database.  This presentation is also available as a PowerPoint and a PDF

Finding Essays in Books Using ATLA (APTS)

This webpage will show you how to search for and locate essays within books using the ATLA Database.  This presentation is also available as a PowerPoint and a PDF

Finding a Journal Article or Book Review in ATLA (APTS)

This webpage will show you how to search for and locate journal articles and book reviews using the ATLA Database. This presentation is also available as a PowerPoint and a PDF.   

 

What is the difference between searching a database and searching the library catalog?

Database vs Catalog Searching (IQ)

This Stitt Library tutorial will walk you through the major differences between the library catalog and our subscription databses, as well as show you how to access both resources.  For a PDF version of this presentation click here

How do I effectively search a database?

How to search ALTA (IQ)

This Stitt Library tutorial will show you how to search in ATLA and where to go if you cannot find full text in ATLA.  For a PDF copy of the presentation, click here.

Database Search Tips (MIT)

This LibGuide from MIT Libraries outlines several different considerations to keep in mind while searching databases.  These considerations include: Boolean operators, truncation, keywords vs. subjects, fields, phrases, and stop words.  

Keyword vs. Controlled Vocabulary Searching (IQ)

This Stitt Library Tutorial explains the difference between searching using keywords and controlled vocabulary.  It also demonstrates how you can combine the two for more effective searching.  For a PDF copy of this presentation, click here

Keyword Searching Tips (PDF)

This handout of tips will help you to become a stronger keyword searcher. 

Subject vs. Keyword Searching (North Kentucky University)

This handout from North Kentucky University outlines the differences between subject and keyword searching. 

Searching Effectively Using AND, OR, NOT (Colorado State University)

This tutorial from Colorado State University Libraries explains to users how to use Boolean logic (AND, OR, NOT) to construct effective search queries.

Boolean Searching (AND, OR, NOT) (University of Alaska - Fairbanks)

This webpage from the University of Alaska - Fairbanks concisely outlines what Boolean searching is and how it can be of use to you. 



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