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Finding Articles

How and where do I find scholarly articles?  The best way to find appropriate articles for your assignments is by searching the library's online databases.  The databases include articles from scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, and more. You can limit your search to full-text and/or scholarly journals within each database.

The Library provides access to over 80 online research databases.  Use the research databases to find scholarly journal articles, newspaper articles, eBooks, government documents, and more.  Using the databases provided by the library will help you find reliable information from trusted sources.  A database may be dedicated to a single subject or cover several subjects.  

All of our research databases can now be searched via our ONE SEARCH system.  You can also view individual databases by visiting our Databases A-Z Guide 

To access the online research databases from off campus, you'll be prompted to enter your SMC username and password.  This is the same username and password you use to access SMC email or to login to computers at SMC.  For the username you only need to enter the first part of the email address (example: smithjd19). 


Suggested Online Journals