Head to the Library's Homepage: www.moreheadstate.edu/library. In the center of the screen, use the Articles tab to find the link to Academic Search Complete, a giant database of articles. Click on the link to enter the database and then type in your search terms.
The database search box looks like this:
You can search for titles, authors, and topics with this search box.
Review your search results. Be sure to note if the item is available in full-text. You can use the Find It button to find the article if it's not immediately available. Click on the title to find out more about an item or click on the full-text option to jump right into the article.
You can also mouse over the magnifying glass icon to see the article's abstract/summary. For directions on using the Find It button, follow the link below:
When you click on the title, you'll see the Detailed Record of the item. It includes citation details, subject terms associated with the article and the abstract/summary. On the left-hand side is a link to the full-text article.
Scroll down to see the abstract and more subject terms.
The database provides a few tools to help you work with the article.
Please note: the Print button will only print the Detailed Record, not the full article. To print and download the article, first take a look at the article in full text.
When you open the article, you usually have the option to print and download the article. Be sure to use the PDF reader controls to do so.
Now you can read the article at your leisure.
Didn't find what you need with your first search? Try using Academic Search Complete's special features:
Limiters allow you to narrow your search results based on the criteria you choose. Look for the clickable options on the left side of the screen.
For example, you can choose to search for only Full-Text articles. Another option is to search for Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals. When you click on a limiter, the database will redo the search, limiting the results to items that fit your criteria. Additional criteria include Publication Date, Source Types, and much more.
If you want to see all of your search options on one screen, try the Advanced Search screen. Start by clicking on the Advanced Search link at the top of the page. The link is usually right under the search box.
On the Advances Search screen, you can limit your search by date, add additional Keywords, limit the Publication Date, and much more.
Once you've set up your search, hit the Search button to see your results. If you need help with finding new keywords, head to this page for more details:
ASC will automatically sort the results by relevance, meaning that results will be listed in order of relevance to your search terms. If you want to resort the list, simply change the sorting drop-down menu to your preference. The list is located at the top of the results and will display the current preference, in most cases it will be Relevance. Changing the preference on the menu will automatically resort the results.