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.
Kate Chopin AND "Story of an Hour"
"capital punishment" OR "death penalty"
mustang AND horse NOT automobile
What other databases are available?
The Online Databases page includes:
- databases arranged ALPHABETICALLY
(A to Z List)
- databases arranged by SUBJECT
(business, health, sociology, etc.)
- databases arranged by TYPE
(articles, ebooks, newspapers, etc.)
Can I use the online databases from home?
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: