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Searching Databases at Chaffey College: Literary Reference Center

Searching Literary Reference Center Plus

The Basic Search Screen lets you quickly search for a novel, poem, short story, play, or author.

To create a Basic Search:

1.            Enter your search terms in the Find field on the Basic Search screen.


2.            If desired, select to restrict your results to a Keyword, Author, or Title search using the drop-down menu beside the Find field.


3.            Click the Search button. The Result List displays.


Preview Articles and Save To Folder

4.            Click on the title to view the article details screen, or click the full-text link to view the complete article.

5.            Hover your cursor over the preview  icon to view article details, or click the folder icon to save the article to your personal folder:

Refine Results

6.           To revise your search, you can apply the limiters under Refine Results.   Date range and Source Type are two common limiters:


Click the Show More link to view all available limiters and expanders.   Here the link under Source Types displays all available source types:


Email and Cite Articles

To e-mail an article:

 From the article, click E-mail.

The E-mailing panel is displayed above the article.

Enter the E-mail Address. To send to more than one e-mail address, use a semicolon between each e-mail address. (For example,;

To send the e-mail, click Send; otherwise, click Cancel. A message appears when your e-mail has been sent.

To view citation formats for an article:

       Run a search on EBSCO and view a search result.

From the Detailed Record, click the Cite icon.

Look for the MLA citation style.    You will scroll down through the alphabetical list to find it.   Then you can copy and paste the citation directly into the Works Cited or References page of a document created in a word processing program such as Word.

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