Answered By: Amber Tatnall
Last Updated: Oct 31, 2018     Views: 169

Hi YCCC student!

To find articles on your topic, you will need to search for them in an articles database.  We have many databases to choose from.  To select the database that is best for your topic, visit our Databases by Subject page or ask us for a recommendation through the Online Help Desk.

"Communicating" with your database can be challenging.  How do you know what words to type?  Here are some search tips for developing your "search query".  You can also ask your YCCC Librarians to recommend a good search query.  Just send us your topic through the Online Help Desk.

When searching the article databases from home, you will need the login and passwordStarting in Spring 2014, students can log into the library's online resources using their student login and ID#, just like logging in to YCCC email or Blackboard.

Example:

   sBilboBaggins

   908####

Faculty and staff can log in using their last name and their library barcode number (located on their library card).

As you browse through these articles, be aware of the requirements of your assignment.  Does your instructor want you to use only scholarly or peer-reviewed articles or are popular magazine articles acceptable? 

Good luck!

The YCCC Library