If you are not sure you will find enough articles on your topic or if your topic is too broad, you may want to use QuickSearch first to get an idea on the number and range of articles on your topic. Keep in mind that QuickSearch does NOT search all of the library databases. Once you refine your topic, in most cases it is best to search the individual article databases such as EBSCOhost's Academic Search Complete or MasterFILE Premier.
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Once you refine your topic, search the individual article databases such as Academic Search Complete and MasterFILE Premier. The video below covers how to:
Reynolds Libraries' 160+ licensed databases include:
Academic journals, scholarly articles, and peer-reviewed articles all mean the same thing! All are names for the same type of articles, and they can all be found in the databases.
Unsure about which databases to use? Contact a Reference Librarian for help!
Use My Reynolds username and password to access library databases from off-campus.
If you click on any Reynolds Library database link from off-campus, you will get a login screen first. Login with the same username and password you use for accessing any services through My Reynolds (e.g., Blackboard). After you login, you will get the database search screen.
If you are a student currently enrolled in a Reynolds course, and cannot login from off campus, please email Will Weaver (Web Services Librarian) email@example.com or call 804.523.5323.