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Did you know that you can't search the Library databases the same way you do Google? Watch this short video to learn how to search for articles effectively.


To find a specific journal use the Journal Titles List, or OneSearch [limit to journals]


To improve your database search results try using the truncation symbol. Click here to learn more about truncation when searching the EbscoHost databases.

How to.....

Article databases

Articles can be found by searching in the Library databases. 

Finding the actual article

From within a database, look for either of these icons:  HTML Full Text or the PDF,  to take you to the article. If they don't appear, use the Find It @SacState link,  which can usually be found at the end of a database record summary to determine if the article is in a different database.

The Journal Titles A-Z link (under Resources & Collections on the Library homepage) will allow you to search for e-journal titles, and then you can search for your particular article from within the journal.

Last, try searching for the article in Google Scholar, and use the Find It link (if there is one) to connect you to the article. From off-campus, this will only work if you have changed your settings. Go to the Research Guide, Google Scholar, for more information on setting it up correctly,

Cited Reference Searching: A Different Way to Search

Cited Referance Searching is an advanced searching technique which uses an existing citation to find related works.