Answered By: Erin McDaniel
Last Updated: Oct 20, 2015     Views: 16

To find articles on this topic, go to our A-Z Databases libguide, linked below. This libguide has COM Library databases organized by topic. Just select the tab that best represents your assignment.

In this case, I selected Social Sciences. Once you select the tab, you will see a list of hyperlinked databases If you are off campus, you will have to log into the databases with your last name and 7-digit COM ID.

Starting with Academic Search Complete, you can copy and paste the following search phrase: DE "CHILDREN & war"

The DE instructs the database to do a subject search. Children & war is an official subject phrase in this database.

From the result list, use the limiters on the left to narrow  your results. Check the box next to Full Text. You can adjust the publication date by sliding the bar under the date range.

To narrow the subjects, click the Subject Thesaurus Term heading. It will expand to a short list of subjects. Click the blue Show More link under the list to get a dialog box of all the subjects in the result list. Check the boxes next to the subjects that relate to your topic, then hit the yellow Update button.

Many of the other databases found in the Social Sciences tab are also EBSCO, just like Academic Search Complete, so your search techniques will be similar. If the subject search I posted above doesn't work, try the phrase: children AND war.

The capitalized AND tells the database to retrieve articles that mention both terms. Use the same process to narrow your results.

ProQuest is not an EBSCO database. It is also a good source. I searched the phrase children AND war. Be sure to check the Full Text box under the search bar before you run your search.

Again, your limiters will be on your left. Slide the bar under the Publication Date chart, then hit Update. Click to expand the Subject heading, then the More Options link under the short list that appears. Location and Language are other good limiters.

I've also included links to a couple of our How To libguides for using the databases. They include search tips, and instructions on using database tools like saving, printing, and getting your citations.

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