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Answered By Library Staff
Last Updated: May 22, 2020     Views: 12

TCC Library provides off-campus access to our subscription databases (many of which contain the full text content of scholarly journals). 

There are two main places you can find scholarly journal article content from the library website

  1. It is recommended you start your search for articles using our Discovery Catalog Search (the large search bar on the homepage). It searches a lot of our databases all at once for you. After doing a search, you can limit to "Article" and "Peer Reviewed" using the limiters on the left-hand side. Peer-reviewed articles will have an icon of a person with a checkmark on their chest. You may need to verify that results are actually what your instructor wants, as sometimes these can be labeled by mistake. This goes for all database results. 
  2. If you are not finding what you need via a Discovery Catalog Search, you can go back to the library homepage and then click on "Articles & Databases" under the "Find" column. You will be taken to an A-Z list of all our databases. You can filter which databases you see by the three dropdowns at the top or by choosing the first letter of the database. Each database will have different ways of searching and filtering options. Keep in mind that many databases have a wide range of content, so not all articles you find in them are going to be scholarly/peer-reviewed, but it is likely you can filter such content. 

A recommended general database, where scholarly articles can be found, is Academic Search Premier. However, if your instructor has told you to use specific databases, you need to use those.