Note: If searching from off-campus, you will need to authenticate with your SCU ID and password to use any library database.
Some of the databases you can use for your project are listed below. Most of them allow you to limit your search for "Peer Reviewed Articles" if you are looking for scholarly articles.
If available, always use the "Advanced Search Mode" when you search the database.
Choose a database from the list on the left. Enter keywords describing your topic. For example, if you are interested in issues faced by transgender people in the workplace, you can enter:
transgender and workplace
transgender and employment
You can enter synonyms /related terms in the same box (workplace or employment).
You can use an asterisk to pick up different endings of a word. For example, work* would search for work as well as workplace.
1. If the database you are using has the full-text article, just click on the link (pdf or htmil).
2. If the full-text is not available, click on Find It@SCU Libraries:
- Is the article available in another database (e.g., Wilson OmniFile, JSTOR)? If so, click on the link and follow the citation information (e.g., volume, issue, date of publication, etc.)
- Does the library have this journal in print? Go to the OSCAR record and request the issue you need from the ARS.
- If the library doesn't have access to the full-text of the article, you will be offered the option of ordering it through the interlibrary loan service (which is free).