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Help for Online/Off-Campus Students: Article Databases

Basics of Article Database Searching

Article databases allow you to search for relevant articles in hundreds, sometimes thousands of journals simultaneously. They are an essential tool for research. But because NIU has over 200 databases, it is hard to decide which database to search in. That is why NIU librarians have created SUBJECT SPECIFIC lists of databases for your use.

If you need help searching in a database, check out this tutorial for basic search methods.

Not all articles you find in your chosen database are available in full text in that database. To see if the article you want is are available in another database, watch this tutorial.

Finally, sometimes the article you want is not in NIU's library. But we will still get it for you through interlibrary loan. Here is a tutorial to show you how to create an NIU ILLIAD account and request materials.



Helpful Tutorials