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English 101: Articles

A resource guide for English 101 library instruction sessions taught by Digital Scholarship Librarian, Colleen Robledo Greene.

Finding Articles

These databases are an excellent place to begin looking for academic journal, newspaper, and magazine articles.

Using Our OneSearch Discovery Tool

OneSearchOneSearch is the Pollak Library's discovery tool that allows you to search many, but not all, of our research databases at the same time. Think of it as a mega database. Because OneSearch indexes and searches across many of our databases, it is an excellent tool to use when starting a new research project.

Take the Pollak Library home page and OneSearch tutorial.

Learning Activities

 Pollak Library & OneSearch Tutorial Tutorial icon

Take this interactive tutorial to learn about navigating the Library's homepage and using the OneSearch tool to locate articles, books, and more!

OneSearch in One Minute (1:01) movie icon

Watch this Pollak Library video to learn how to use OneSearch in just sixty seconds!

Journal Articles

Magazine & Journal Databases

Newspaper Databases

The Orange Magnifying Glass on Pollak Library Database Lists

OneSearch icon- used to denote that database holdings can also be found in OneSearch What does that orange magnifying glass icon mean?

When you see that icon in a database description it means that materials from that database can also be found by searching in the Pollak Library's OneSearch discovery tool.

Research Tip: When reviewing a list of databases, such as General Research databases, not the databases that DO NOT display the orange magnifying glass. You will want to click on each of those databases to individually search within them since they are not indexed by OneSearch.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service offered by the library, which we use to borrow books from other libraries on your behalf. This is a great way to get access to books or articles which we do not have in our collection! 

These requests can sometimes take up to a few days to process, so submit your request early if you need them for an upcoming assignment. Once your request arrives, you will receive an email notification. 

The following links can help you to submit, check on, and access your interlibrary loan requests:

Finding the Full Text

When you have found an article you would like to read, use the appropriate way below to find the full text.

  • If you are searching in OneSearch, click on  Finding full text to get to the full text.


  • If you are searching in a database, click on 2017 Find it logo in orange and blue to get the full text.

If the full text is not available in any of our databases, you will be prompted to order the article as an interlibrary loan via ILLiad.