How to Search Databases

1. From the Library's Homepage, select Find Articles.

2. Select Databases Listed by Title, an alphabetical list of the databases accessible at the Wolfgram Memorial Library.

3. Choose A and then Academic Search Premier.

Academic Search Premier:

  • The main module of the EbscoHost databases.
  • Designed specifically for academic institutions.
  • The world's largest scholarly, multi-disciplinary full text database.
  • Offers indexing and abstracts for more than 8,200 journals.

4. Search for college students and risky behavior, limiting to Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals.


 Academic Search Premier


5. Look at the Search Results to see the variety of journals represented and the topics covered.


Academic Search Premier


6. Now, limit your search to a specific high risk behavior, this will allow you to retrieve more relevant results.


     Search for college students and high-risk drinking, limiting to Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals.


Academic Search Premier

7. Choose #9: Heavy Drinking in College Students: Who is at Risk and What is being Done About it?


Academic Search Premier

8. Click the PDF Full Text icon to obtain the full text for this article.


Academic Search Premier

 Academic Search Premier


9. Conclusion

  • Always follow this step-by-step process when searching a database.
  • Obtaining the correct terminology for a search is essential.
  • The only way to master using this database, or any database, is through practice.

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