Locate Online Journal Articles with EBSCOhost Databases
1. From the library website, under Quick Links, click EBSCO (See Remote Accesss box in this page for username and password)
2. Add a check to History Reference Center and U.S. Govenment Documents, or any other database that may reflect the subject/angle of your topic. (Business Source Premier, Religion and Philosophy, or Military and Govemment databases.
3. Uncheck eBooks if you only want to search articles. Then click Continue.
4. Type your topic in the search box. Leave Select a Field for a keyword search or switch to Subject to search subject headings.
5. Use the following example to design the search for your topic.
5. Limit your search to Full Text and Scholoarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals (optional, if instructor prefers)
Peer-reviewed journals are publications that include only those articles that have been reviewed and/or qualified by a selected panel of acknowledged experts in the field of study covered by the journal.
6. History Reference Center has it's own set of Special Limiters. The timeline option will help you narrow your search by time period. You can also limit to primary source as a Document Type.
When you have set up your search options, click search to see the results. You can always further refine from the results page.
Ways to Refine your Results
1. Add search terms. Change search field to Subject to search for term(s) in subject headings.
2. Add asterisk or question mark to expand searches.
3. Adjust Publication Date.
4. Limit by Subject.
5. Limit by Database.
6. Click on a relevant article.
7. Use Tools on right of article to Print, E-mail, Save, Cite and more.
Citations are sent in MLA format as a default. APA and Chicago are also available.
For more information about citations, click the Citations tab above.
8. NOTE: Double check citations before emailing or printing. Make sure the author or titles are NOT in ALL CAPS.
9. When emailing, leave a comment/message to yourself about why you selected the article.
The library owns 142 periodical titles related to this course, most of which are available online through our databases.
These titles include:
Hispanic population in the U.S.
Hispanic times magazine
Journal of American ethnic history
Latin American polictics and society
Check out the guided tutorials links below for EBSCOhost.
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