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Step 1: To find articles, visit an EBSCOhost database, then perform a keyword search on your topic.
Step 2: Once in your article results, you can narrow your results by using the left-side limiter bar. You can limit by date, publication, suggested subjects, etc.
Step 3: When you want more information on an article title, select the blue hyperlinked article title in the middle of your page. Here you find the abstract (or summary), subject terms, and the information to cite your article plus the full-text links to read the entire article, if available.
Note: If you come across a page that does not have the full text links available, check the bottom "Notes" field to see if the Library has the article in paper in the Library. If the "Notes" field says the Library does not own the journal then you should consider doing an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) request for the article.
Journal: Academic or Scholarly Magazine, Peer Reviewed Articles
eJournal: Electronic version of paper journals
Database: Collection of eJournals that the Library subscribes to. Students have the ability to search with their keyword(s) in several databases at once to find articles on their topic
Explore additional EBSCOhost databases to choose a relevant database based on their descriptions.
If the OCCC Library does not have the book or article that you need, you may be able to use Interlibrary Loan (ILL).
What is ILL?
ILL links libraries across the nation for sharing resources, based on the principles that no single library can acquire everything and that furthering knowledge is in the public interest.
Not sure how to use EBSCOhost? Use the following tutorials to help you get you started.
Consider the following tutorials for additional tips and tricks on using EBSCOhost databases.