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Science Information Cycle: Science Articles

 

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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.

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