When should I use Academic
0 Use Academic Search Complete database when you
are looking for articles on general topics.
0 Academic Search Complete has articles from
magazines, newspapers, and scholarly/academic
The Library Website
Sign in first
0 Your borrower ID is your student ID #
0 Your PIN is the last four digits of your Social Security
Now you see a list of titles
0 Academic Search Complete is near the top of the list.
0 Click on the title to go to the database.
Now you’re ready to search
0Type your topic into the search box then
click on the “Search” button
0You need to spell your search terms
0You don’t need to use any of the other
boxes or limiters
Working with your results
0Your results are sorted by relevance
0That means the “best” results are on
top, not the newest
0Use the slider on the left to weed out
0Click and hold the slider, drag it to the
date you want, and click on “Update”
Now all your results are from
within the past ten years
Read the article
0Click on “PDF Full Text” below the
0If you have a choice between PDF and
HTML Full Text, choose PDF.
0PDF articles come with page numbers.
If you use a quote from your article in
your paper, you will need the page
number. HTML does not have page
Using article tools
0Look at the “Tools” menu at the left of
0From here, you can print the article, or
email it to yourself
0You can also print or save the article by
using the gray bar that appears on the
page when you move the mouse
Citing the Article
0 Under the Tools menu, find the icon that looks like a
yellow sheet of paper.
0 When you mouse over it, it will say “Cite.”
0 Click on that, then choose your citation style
(MLA, APA) from the list.
0 You can copy and paste the citation into your works
cited or references page.
0 Note: the citation may not be 100% correct. Check
with an APA or MLA style guide for the correct format.
0 This does not give you the in-text citation.
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