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Where do I start?

You will use a library database to search for articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers.

The Library subscribes to many databases, however, you can start by searching a general topic database. General topic databases cover many subject areas.


It is very important to know how to search a database in order to find articles.

Search examples:

What other databases are available?

The Online Databases page includes:


Can I use the online databases from home?

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When using the Library's online databases off campus, you will be prompted to enter your myPittCC username and password. A picture of a bulldog indicates links that require a myPittCC login.


What about articles on the Internet?

There are ways to search for scholarly articles on the Internet.

Here are some options:

If you find an article that is not available for free, or does not include the full text of the article, ask a librarian to help you order the article from another library.


What about PRINT journals, magazines, and newspapers in the Library?

To find out if the library carries a print subscription to a particular journal, magazine, or newspaper, use the library catalog to perform a periodical title search:

Periodical Search