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How do I search for articles?
- Go to the library home page at: https://library.dixie.edu.
- For a general search, click Article Databases→General/Multi-subject→Academic Search Ultimate. (Academic Search Ultimate is a good place to start because it has a broad range of full-text items.)
- To limit results to peer reviewed/scholarly articles, check Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals.
- Insert search terms into the search box. Use AND and OR operators as needed to improve the quality of your search.
- 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 Ultimate 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?
Go to the library home page at: https://library.dixie.edu.
Click on Article Databases and select your desired database.
A box will pop up asking for your username and password. Use your dmail username and password for access.
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