Using one of the databases listed under the Databases tab, go to Advanced Search, this is the best way to search in these or other databases. An advanced search allows you to control your search terms and do a better, more controlled and in-depth search. Search by the author or subject or geographical term you find best. Combining them using the terms offered, AND, OR, and NOT, can narrow or widen your search depending upon the results you get.
Key in a search term or two, or an author’s name and click on the search button. If you get too many hits, try adding a keyword (maybe words from the title of a specific work) that might narrow your subject down.
|If you’re searching a citation database like
Anthropology Plus, (I know that this isn’t strictly a Philosophy database, but sometimes it’s worth a look) you’ll need to see if the library subscribes to the journal the article you want is in. Open up another window to our homepage and click on our Journals link (icon to the right). Type in the title of the journal, click on the Search button and then click on the links (if any) listed below.
If we do not subscribe to the journal you’re looking for, use ILLiad to request the article.
||For more information on ILLiad, and to set up your account, click here. Once your account is set up, you can automatically populate the article request form from EBSCO databases – just click on the button. From other databases, or from citations you find in printed sources, type in the information.