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Writing 39C Information Literacy Tutorial - 2019 version

DEMO: Using Academic Search Complete

About Article Databases

One of the best ways to find journal articles is to look in an article database. The Libraries subscribe to hundreds of them. Each database is like a store. Some are very specialized (like a boutique store), and others have a little bit of everything (like a Target). 

Using Academic Search Complete

One of the most common places to start looking for journal articles is in a database called Academic Search Complete. It has broad coverage of many subject areas, as well as a mix of scholarly and popular sources, so it’s a good place to start.

The following video will walk you through how to access and use the various tools within Academic Search Complete.

Academic Search Complete 2019 from UCI Libraries Education+Outreach on Vimeo. [Time = 2:52]

The video covers the following concepts:

  • How Academic Search Complete returns results
  • How to filter your search by date or by publication type
  • How to get to a linked PDF
  • How to use tools like the citation generator or permalink to help keep track of your research