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English 101 & 301: Articles

This is an online guide for English 101 and 301 classes created by Joy Lambert.

What is a Library Database?

Choosing the Right Database

Searching Databases

Databases to find journal articles!

Other Databases...

If the general research databases are too broad for your topic, try using some of the library's subject specific databases. Visit Find Databases on the Library's homepage under "Quick Links". From there you can find a list of databases grouped by subject.

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.

Interlibrary Loan!

If you click on the "Find It' link and we don't have access to the full text of an article in print or electronically, you can request it as an interlibrary loan (ILL) through our service ILLiad

Using ILLiad is free to you as a student, but does cost the library $20-$30 per transaction, so please use ILLiad judiciously.

You will know ILLiad is required when you click on "Find It" and a message comes up telling you that the library can get the item for you through interlibrary loan. It would be a good idea to set up your ILLiad account before you start your research, just in case you need it. Use your Student Portal information to log in. Once you set up your account, all you will have to do is follow the ILL links to request anything as an interlibrary loan.

ILL articles will be sent electronically as PDFs, and will be delivered to your ILLiad account. When you article has arrived, you will receive an email notification.