Answered By: Terri Bogan
Last Updated: Aug 22, 2015     Views: 106

You can do this several ways from the Library website at

(Note: You will be asked to login using your HIU email and password)

Search the Library Catalog: On the Library website, choose "Find All" (the default tab above the search box on the screen). Type your topic into the search box (i.e. "time management" or "critical thinking skills") and click the "Go" button. This will give you a list of articles, but you still need to filter the results in order to sort out the articles that you can actually access. The filters are located on the left side of your Search Results screen. You will need to change the filters under "Library" and under "Content." Under Library, check the "Hope International University" box. Under Content, check the "Full Text" box. If you need only scholarly or peer reviewed articles, check the "Peer Reviewed" box.

Search the Research Databases: On the Library website, choose "Find Articles" (one of the tabs above the search box on the screen). You should see the "Subjects" drop box. Choose "Broad Topics / General Databases" from the drop box menu. This will display a list of general topic databases. For your topic you might try either the OmniFile Full Text Select (Wilson) database or the ProQuest database. With either database you can check a box to allow you to search for full text only.

I've embedded a video tutorial that goes over the Library website and the research tools and services available through our site. I'm also including a link to another video that goes over a basic search to retrieve a blend of books, electronic books, and periodical articles using the Library Catalog.