Answered By: Rachel Schwedt
Last Updated: Feb 01, 2017     Views: 322

There are two ways to begin your search.  "Ebsco Quick Search" (EbscoHost) is a more general database that would ensure many results for your research topic. Choosing subject specific databases would make your search more targetted. 

A. Ebsco Quick Search:

  1. Start your search by going to the main library page: Link.
  2. In the navy blue bar at the top of the page hover over "Collections" and then choose "Databases."
  3. On the Databases page scroll down and under the picture look for the words "Ebsco Quick Search."
  4. On the Search page, type in the keyword(s) with quotations surrounding them (i.e. “adult learning theory”) and click “Go.
  5. Under "Limit your results," click on “Full Text” and “Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals.”
  6. Click on "Search."
  7. When you find an article that you would like to read, click on "PDF Full Text" to read the article.

B. Subject specific databases:

  1. Start your search by going to the main library page: Link.
  2. In the navy blue bar at the top of the page hover over "Collections" and then choose "Databases."
  3. On the Databases page scroll down and on the left side of the page look for the words"Browse by Subject."
  4. For this topic you could choose "Education" and/or "Counseling and Psychology."
  5. On the topic page you choose enter your search terms and follow the same steps as in Ebsco Quick Search."