Answered By: Paula Verdegaal
Last Updated: May 27, 2015     Views: 278

The best place to start your research is probably going to be our database Academic Search Complete. This is a great database you can access from anywhere you have the Internet. It contains many full text articles that you can read or print from home or school. You can access this database directly from our homepage.

1. Just click on "General Databases" here or on the library homepage and click the first entry called "Academic Search Complete" on the library homepage. This will take you to the page where you can begin your search. (However, you can do this type of search in most of the databases in the General Databases list. If you need help with any of these, please contact your local Blinn Librarian).

2. Type your search terms in the designated boxes at the top of the screen.

3. To search for ONLY scholarly or peer-reviewed articles, check the box that says "Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals". This will ensure that your search results are only from those journals that are scholarly, or peer-reviewed. This box can be found towards the bottom of the screen.

4. Click "search" at the top of the screen and the database will complete the search and you will now be able to browse through scholarly articles on your topic.

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