How to find an article
In the Databases page, there are three options to search for articles:
1. Connecting individually to each Database. See FAQ
2. Starting a global search in all databases directly from the main search bar on the top of the page.
3. Starting a search with EBSCO Publication Finder, in the Databases list, with a journal title to search within the publication.
Global search with the search bar
1. Search for an exact title: Put the title of the article between quotation marks, e.g.: “Hospitality managers’ perception of corporate social responsibility: An explorative study”.
2. Search with keywords, more info here.
On the results page, you will be able to refine your search with the following 2 options in the menu on the left of your page:
“Limit to” and select according to your needs:
- “Full Text” for all the articles with full text access
- “Peer Reviewed” if you want to search for academic resources
- Publication Date to give a specific time range
“Source Types”, allows you to choose what type of resources you want to retrieve, e.g. select “Academic Journals” to retrieve only articles
Search in EBSCO Publication Finder
To know if the library holds a journal, log on to the library website on the Databases tab and click on the database called “EBSCO Publication Finder”. Enter the name of the journal, e.g.: Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research. The search result will display as follows:
The result shows in which database(s) you will be able to retrieve the full text (e.g. “Hospitality & Tourism Complete”) as well as the date coverage (e.g. 2003 – Present, with a delay of 15 months for this example).
Click on the database link (here “Hospitality & Tourism Complete”) to access the journal.
From this point you have 2 options:
1. You have a complete reference, and you can simply browse through the year and issue numbers on the right-hand side, e.g. 2014, Volume 19, Issue 3
Mackenzie, M., & Peters, M. (2014). Hospitality managers’ perception of corporate social responsibility: An explorative study. Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, 19(3), 257-272. doi: 10.1080/10941665.2012.742915
2. You have the exact title, and you can simply use the “Search within this publication” link and enter the title.