Use OneSearch to search across all library resources. Narrow your results to articles by using the options in the "Refine my Results" bar on the left.
In the "Format" section, select "Articles" (this option will give you magazine, newspaper, and peer-reviewed journal articles) or "Newspaper Articles" (this option will give you only newspaper articles). The video below will walk you through this process.
In addition to using OneSearch to locate articles, you can also go directly into one of our databases and search. Using databases that are focused on specific subjects can help you get a narrower, more relevant list of results.
For your assignments, you may be asked to use "scholarly" or "peer-reviewed" articles. These are articles written and reviewed by experts in their discipline. Most databases will have ways to filter or limit searches to these types of articles.
Other types of articles you may find in our databases include newspaper articles, magazine articles, and sometimes conference papers and dissertations.
For more information on article types, watch this video and check out our Information Evaluation guide.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context is a great database to use to explore and become more familiar with topics. It's a unique database that allows you to browse sources on specific topics instead of keying in search terms. The video below will show you how to navigate this database.
Searching in the library databases is a bit different than searching in Google. This video will go over strategies to use to improve your searches in library databases.