If you know which database you want, use the dropdown menu above to choose it. If you want to browse the databases by subject, click on the link on the left and use the filters to explore our subscription databases!
Look at other Subject guides to see which databases the Subject Librarians recommend for that discipline/major.
Library databases (sometimes called indexes) are like search engines but search scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, and other sources.
Many library databases provide the full text of articles. Look for a full-text link next to your article, or use the icon in the database to connect to the complete article.
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Some databases contain unique materials such as dissertations, primary sources, images, music, videos, and government documents. Browse library databases for more suggestions.
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After adding a Subject Term to your search, click "Search" and then combine with additional keywords using AND. Note where the Subject Term shows up in your results:
Follow the steps shown in these screenshots to locate or request the full text of an article from a database like OmniFile Full Text Mega (EBSCO).
You can use the limiter on the left sidebar to narrow to results that only include access to the full text, or just look for the results that include a PDF or HTML option.
When the full text is not available as a PDF (or HTML format) in a database, you still have options to get it at no cost to you. See Interlibrary Loan for more information and to access request forms.
When you search Google Scholar on your personal computer, you can configure your settings so that Northeast State Basler Library resource links appear in your results. Then you can click the Get it @ NeSCC link to access a library item.
To configure your Google Scholar Library Links, click on Settings. in the upper left of the search page.
Then select Library Links and search for "Northeast State Community College." Check the box and click "Save."
Citation chaining (or chasing) is the name for a process in which you use an information source to find other work that is cited within the first source (backwards chaining) or cites to the first source (forward chaining).
Below is a YouTube video on how citation chaining works in Google Scholar. Keep in mind that you should never have to pay for an article while you are at Northeast State. Contact your Librarians for help locating materials. In this video, look for a "fluff word" that the researcher uses when searching.