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General Research Databases to Search for Articles

All Library Databases

Google Scholar

Google Scholar searches the web for academic books and articles on your topic making it easier to find college level material. Google Scholar may not provide fulltext access.  Once you've found the title of an article or book, check the library catalog or databases to see if it available for free.  If you are on campus, our computers will automatically check and link to articles and e-books available from the library's subscriptions. See below for step-by-step instructions for adding links to library resources in your Google Scholar result list.

Google Scholar Search
  1. Select the hamburger menu to the left of the Google Scholar logo
  2. Select Settings
  3. Select Library Links
  4. Search "Hudson Valley Community College"
  5. Check the box to add: Hudson Valley Community College SUNY ---Find it at HVCC
  6. Select save

Now, from your Google Scholar result list, you will be able to select Find it at HVCC to access materials available from the Dwight Marvin Library.

Video: Searching for newspaper articles in U.S. Major Dailies

Articles: Magazines, Newspapers, Scholarly Journals

Time Magazine New York Times International Journal of American Literature
Time Magazine Cover New York Times Article American Literature Journal
Magazine Articles Newspaper Articles Scholarly Journal Articles
  • Published weekly or monthly
  • Conversational writing style
  • Do not include in depth research
  • Generally, do not include list of references
  • Published daily
  • Brief articles that provide updates on current events
  • May or may not identify sources
  • Published quarterly or yearly
  • In depth analysis of a topic
  • Author expertise
  • Peer reviewed (reviewed by experts in field)
  • Contains list of references

Requesting Articles from Other Libraries Using OneSearch

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To see sources available for request from other libraries, select the Expand My Results option under Refine Results. OneSearch prefers to show sources that are available to you, to see other sources, you may need to go through several result pages, until you see No Online Access. 

Once you find an article that the library does not have access to, select the title. Select the No Online Access Link below the article title.No online access screenshot

This will prompt How to Get It and Resource Sharing to appear.

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Select Resource Sharing to begin the request process.

The ILLiad request form will be automatically filled with bibliographic information needed for your request.

ILLiad Request screenshot

At the bottom of the form, select Submit Request for access through resource sharing. Articles are delivered electronically through your library account. Delivery can be expected in a few days. 

Tips for Searching

Searching the Research Databases is different than using Google You’ll need to pick out the keywords for what you’re trying to find.  Narrow or broaden your search using AND, OR and NOT 

  • Spelling does matter.  If you are getting 0 results, check your spelling. 

  • Different databases use wildcards like the * (asterisk) to allow you to search without spelling out every version of a word.  For example, environment* will find environment, environments, environmental, environmentalist, etc. – this broadens your search.

  • Use quotation marks when you want words searched together.  For example, “don’t ask, don’t tell”  This finds those words together in the phrase narrowing the search.

  • Choose PDF when printing so that you get the article exactly as it looked when it was published.  This is useful for when you need to do in-text citations.