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How to find articles on your topic, using databases

The best place to start is the list of Databases on your Subject Guide

Each Subject Guide lists the best databases to search for that particular subject...

  1. Go to our list of Subject and Study Guides.
  2. Click on the guide for your subject.
  3. In the Subject Guide, select the Databases/Journal articles tab to get a list of databases recommended by your Subject Librarian.
  4. Select the database you wish to search. Click on the database link, and within this specific database, type in keywords to search for more articles.

For more information, watch the video below about how to search databases.

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How to find articles with Articles-Express

  1. Fully understand your topic, and decide what are the main keywords you need to use when searching for articles.
  2. Go to LibrarySearch and select the Articles-Express tab.
  3. Use your keywords to the search box and click the Search button.
  4. You will see a list of articles that contain your keywords. Under the title of the article, click the View Online tab. This will show any databases that Unitec subscribes to which hold this article, and the date range of the articles that are available in each database.
  5. Click a database link of your choice to access the full text of the article. You might be required to login to access the article if you are off campus; use your personal Unitec logon and password.