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TSS -- Transfer Student Seminar: Find Articles
Hoover Library Databases
Hoover Library provides access to many databases. Some of these may be familiar to you and some will likely be new to you. Some databases you may have accessed at your former college library are unavailable through Hoover Library. One example might be "Opposing Viewpoints." However, you can utilize our other databases and find what you need.
If you know the name of a particular database and would like to see if Hoover Library provides access to it, click "A-Z Database List" below or on the library homepage.
If you are unsure of what database to use to find sources for a project, please use the Research Guides that are specific to a subject area. Each guide should have a green side tab that says either "Databases" or "Find Articles." You will see a list of databases especially useful to researchers in that subject area.
Finally, directly below, you will see Research Starter. This service searches in the library catalog and several article databases at one time. It can be a good place to start (hence, the name), but make use of subject databases as well.
Should you need help with any of this, please don't hesitate to contact us!
If you'd like to find a specific database not listed on this page or see a complete list of all library subscription databases, check out this list.
No access to the article's full text? Interlibrary Loan!
If you find an article in one of our databases that is not available in full text format, the databases will direct you to create an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Request. This will be fairly self-explanatory, but if you have questions you can ask at the Research Help Desk or Circulation. Lisa, our wonderful ILL person, will request that article from another library (across the country!). This is a FREE service!
If you find an article online -- say, through Google Scholar -- and it asks you to pay, DON'T do it. We can get that article for free. Just place an ILL request through the link on the home page.
When your article arrives, you will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to retrieve it.
Questions about ILL? Contact Lisa Russell at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit her in the Research Lounge.
These databases are made possible through the generous contribution of W. Byers Unger and Katherine Leidy Unger.