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ENG 101: English Comp (Cady): Find Articles

Database Searching Basics

Database Searching Basics

Enter single keywords or short phrases into the database search windows.

EBSCO search screen with search terms "gender roles" and "society" entered in the search boxes


Refine your results list to find exactly what you are looking for. Select Full Text to limit your list to full articles.

search limiters with full text and scholarly options selected


As you research, make sure you keep track of the source information for each article. You'll need this for your citations!

detailed record with article title, author, source, and database information highlighted

Access to JSTOR

If you are a MA resident, you have access to many online resources through the Boston Public Library, including JSTOR. You'll need an e-card to access these resources. You can sign up for one here:

Once you have your ecard, access JSTOR here:


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