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Begin your search for articles by clicking on the Articles & Databases link on the Douglas College library homepage. Use one or more of these databases to find articles about your topic.
A good place to start is with a general database such as Academic Search Complete . There are also specialized databases for specific subjects. Select one under your subject area.
Use the Canadian Newsstream database to find articles in newspapers. Canadian Newsstream contains full text articles from major newspapers across Canada, including the Vancouver Sun, the Vancouver Province and the Globe and Mail.
When typing your search terms, choose a few words that best describe the information you want and use the word "and" to connect these words e.g. anorexia and body image and teenagers. Go to Search Strategies for more tips on searching.
Many of the articles you find will be full text, that is, the complete article will be available in the databases and may be printed or emailed.
If the article you want is not available in the database, go to Journal Titles at the Library and type in the title of the journal you need. This will tell you whether it is available in full text elsewhere in the library. For instance, it might be full text in a different database or available in print on the shelf.
You may request an Interlibrary Loan to get an article from another library if the article you want is not available at Douglas College. This takes approximately 8-12 days.
Last Updated: 2017-03-02 1:12:52 PM