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Searching Databases at Chaffey College: SocINDEX

Searching SocINDEX

1. Type in search term(s) in box(es) near top of search page.

2.Specifically need an academic journal article? Check the box next to Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals under the Limit your results section under the search boxes. See the Why Use Academic Journals box to the left asto why journal articles can be such a useful resource for research.

Limit your results section on Academic Search Complete search page

3. If the results set for your search is large, there are additional options for refining your search on the left side of theesults page, such as by Publication Date.

Refine your results section on results page in Academic Search Complete 

4. Another area of the results page that can be very useful is the Narrow Results by section on the lower left of the page. For instance, the Subject or Subject: Thesaurus Term areas may list other terms related to your topic that may provide more relevant results when searched. Check box(es) next to terms and click the Update button to narrow your current results set.

Refining by Subject on Results page in Academic Search Complete

5. One useful way to scan the results for articles more likely to be relevant for your research needs is that if you find a title of an article that sounds promising, move the mouse over the magnifying glass icon just to the right of the article title. A pop-up window will appear with more information about the article including an abstract, a short summary paragraph of what is covered in the article.

Viewing the article abstract in Academic Search Complete

6. Icons and/or links for printing, downloading or emailing the full-text of an article as well as a citation tool are located to the right of the full-text page.

Using Academic Search Complete & Ebsco Databases (Video)

Searching by Publication

Publication includes titles by journal name. 
You can browse the list of journals or perform a search on one or more publications within SocIndex.

SocIndex by Publication

Type the journal you are looking for and click Browse

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Check mark all the journals that apply and click Add and Search

OR Click on the Publication Title and access articles by date of publication

 

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To search within a publication:

From a journal's Publication Detail screen, click the Search within this publication link.​

 

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