Find Science Information in Articles
If journal articles can’t be found in the HCC Library Catalog, where should you go looking for them?
Eagle Library Search is a discovery tool that allows you to search across many databases and the HCC Library Catalog all at once. It's a great tool for getting an overview of resources available.
Keep in mind...
- Eagle Library Search links to hundreds of sources, but not to ALL sources.
- It is a great way to search hundreds of sources with a single search and result interface. Many search fields and Boolean operators can be used.
- The limiters can seem complicated: you may limit by date, geography, language, publisher, etc.
Databases are library search tools that help you locate articles on a particular topic or by a specific author. For more about using databases, review the Discovery Tools section of the Libraries’ Begin Research Tutorial.
While databases may look different, they can be used in similar ways:
- Nearly all databases can be searched by keywords.
- Additional searchable fields include: author’s name, journal title, article title, and subject terms.
- Most databases will also allow you to limit your search by date, peer-review, full-text, language, media, or geographical location.