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MCCLibVids: FAQ: Article Search

How do I search for articles?

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How Do I Search for Articles?

Hello. I am Mark Matook, Student Success Librarian of Systems and Electronic Resources for the Middlesex Community College Libraries.  This is MCCLibVids FAQ.  Today, we are answering the question: How do I find articles?

Searching for articles is simple using MCC Search.  On the library homepage, locate MCC Search in the center of the page.  Type in your initial search terms and run the search by clicking the button to the right or tapping “return” or “enter” on your keyboard.  At the top of the results page, you can adjust your search terms or add to them.  In the refining tools on the left side of the page, in the “Refine Results” column, you can choose to “Limit By Source Type”.  Click “Show More”.  In the resulting window, you may click “Academic Journals” for scholarly articles, or “Magazines” or “News” for popular articles.  Today, we will select “Academic Journals”.  Once you click “Update”, the results page will reload. Try using other refining tools to narrow in on the results that best match your needs.  You may click each title to navigate to a record page.  If prompted to login, simply enter your library login credentials.  

''If you have questions about logging in, be sure to watch our MCC LibVid titled “How do I login from off-campus?

Once you click the article title, you will be brought to the record page which you may evaluate to see if the title is a fit for your research needs.  Full text can be accessed via the options in the far left column.  If you found an article that you wish to save to return to at a later point, you could click the permalink button on the right and copy the link that displays – along with the title, author, journal information, and publication date into a Word document or into Noodletools. 

To learn more about creating citations with Noodletools and to view other library tutorials, check out our MCCLibVids

If you have any questions about this and other topics, we encourage you to contact an MCC Librarian by visiting our site and using some of the many means of contact.  

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