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Searching for your topic? Use databases.

Know what article or journal you're looking for?

  • Google Scholar, with library full-text links
    Know the name of the article? This link passes you through the college login to get to Google Scholar. Put the article title in quotes! Look for the "Full-text @ ESC Library" link.
  • Journal Finder
    Know the name of the journal? This tool lets you enter the journal's title into the search box and shows you the databases that have articles from that journal.

Need help with searching?

  • Identify keywords
    Searching for English phrases in a database doesn't work. You have to boil your topic or question down into keywords that represent its basic concepts.
  • Combine keywords
    Entering your keywords by themselves is less effective than combining them with Boolean Operators (AND, OR, NOT, etc.) Here's how to do it.
  • Citing basics
    A collection of web sites that will help you cite your sources (aka document your sources, make footnotes and bibliography.)

Using the Library with Mobile Devices

Is the Online Library compatible with my iPad? Kindle? Droid Phone? Blackberry? Other mobile device?  

The answer is, it depends on your device and the library resource.  

For information about each library database and e-book collection and how they work with mobile devices as well as information on available apps and how to read articles or e-books on your device, please visit


What are scholarly/peer reviewed articles?

In scholarly/peer reviewed articles:

  • Author is an expert in the subject
  • Content is evaluated by other experts before publication
  • All information sources are cited

Some databases have all scholarly material. Others have an option to search for only scholarly/peer-reviewed articles.

Anatomy of a Scholarly Article
Peer Review in 5 Minutes


Search for Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles in EBSCOHost

Searches: PsycARTICLES, PsycINFO, and SocINDEX and limits results to "scholarly" articles only

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