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Find Articles (A step-by-step guide)

Learn about different types of articles.

READ: Select an Article Database Step-by-Step

A database is a searchable electronic index of published articles and/or article citations. To locate articles, select one (or more) of the Krueger Library's databases that is appropriate for your topic.

NOTE: If you are off-campus or in the dorms, you will need to login with your StarID and password. This login will occur when you click to access a database.

  1. From the Library homepage, select the Databases tab.
  2. Use the Select by Subject drop-down menu to choose a subject area of your databases.  For example:
    • Looking for articles on peer pressure and social media? Start with the Psychology or Communication Studies databases.
    • Looking for articles on caring for "prenatal care" and infants? Start with the Nursing databases.
  3. Read the descriptions to choose the best database. There are variety of databases for each subject.
  4. Do you have a broad topic or not sure what subject your topic falls under? Start with a general database by using the Select by Title or A-Z list, to choose a general database such as Academic Search Premier, MasterFILE Premier, or CQ Researcher (topical reports). Need more advice?  Check with a librarian or professor for more assistance in selecting a database for your topic.

READ: Find a Database Step-by-Step