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FAQ for Library Services: Online Article Databases

This guide will help students with questions they might have concerning the library and its services

How do I search for articles?

  1. Go to the library home page at: http://library.dixie.edu.
  2. For a general search, click Article DatabasesGeneral/Multi-subjectAcademic Search Premier. (Academic Search Premier is a good place to start because it has a broad range of full-text items.)
  3. To limit results to peer reviewed/scholarly articles, check Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals.
  4. Insert search terms into the search box. Use AND and OR operators as needed to improve the quality of your search.

Example:


  • A search for the term Civil War returns 150,434 results. You can narrow this search by using AND.
  • A search for the term Civil War AND Ulysses S. Grant returns 1,609 results.
  • A search for the term Civil War AND Ulysses S. Grant AND Fort Sumter returns 216 results.

What database should I use?

  •  If you are researching in a specific field such as science, psychology, music, etc., select from the databases listed under your preferred topic area.

  • If you are researching a more general or interdisciplinary topic, start with the databases under the General/Multi-subject list.  Academic Search Premier is usually a good place to start because it has the broadest and largest collection of journal articles from varying subject areas.

How do I access the article databases from home?

  1. Go to the library home page at: http://library.dixie.edu.

  2. Click on Article Databases and select your desired database.

  3. A box will pop up asking for your username and password.  Use your dmail username and password for access.

Reference

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Reference Librarians
Contact:
David Zielke 652-7716

Dianne Aldrich 652-7720

Linda Jones 879-4243

Caleb Ames 879-4321

John Burns 879-4712

Kathleen Broeder 652-7718