All of the following databases are linked from the library home page under the Databases tab. For best results use the Advanced Search features of any database.
Click on the Databases tab at the top of the library home page. Click on Browse by Discipline. Click on Art to see a complete list of periodical databases appropriate for art-related topics. Look for a check box on the search screen to limit a search to Peer-Reviewed, Academic, or Scholarly articles.
Search Everything This is default search on the library home page. You can use this search box to find articles from across many of the library's databases. It will also find books in the library's collection. See the handout you were given in class for instructions.
If you have the citation for a periodical article
To insure that you find the best and most authoritative information on the web, follow these suggestions:
1. Limit searches to .gov and .edu:
To do this add site:gov or site: edu to any web search.
2. Use only key words and place phrases inside " ":
movies and “wedding customs”
3. Use the asterisk (*) at the end of a word to find all forms of the word with that root:
wed* will find wed, wedding, weddings
The Classic Milne Catalog, WorldCat, and Google Books all search for books but in different ways. These three different tools are interconnected. A search in Google Books will lead you to books in WorldCat and MilneCat. A search in MilneCat can lead you to a book in Google Books. A search in WorldCat will find books in many libraries, including Milne Library.
Books can be found using library catalogs. Milne Library's "classic catalog" includes both print and links to the full text of electronic books.