How do I know which database my article is from?

How can I tell which database I am in or searching?

Last Updated: Apr 21, 2023     Views: 328

When you search the main library box (on the homepage), it is difficult to determine exactly which database the article has been retrieved from until you select the article. If the article is available in full text, you should be able to see the database name at the top of the full-text article (but not always), such as ProQuest or EBSCOhost.

The best way to determine the database source is to use the Publications link to track down the location of the journal. This is not the quickest way, but it is the most accurate. Here are the instructions for doing this:

  1. In the University Library, click Publications.
  2. Search for the name of the journal, magazine, newspaper, or other periodical.
  3. Follow any link in the results that corresponds to the date range of the article.
  4. Issues for publications are typically listed by date. Click on the date, volume, and/or issue to locate the specific article.

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