Answered By: Chris Clouser
Last Updated: Dec 10, 2014     Views: 17

To find articles, you need to use some of the databases on the Library Home Page. To find the databases, go to www.iup.edu/library , click on "Articles and More" and then click on "All Databases (Alphabetical). The system will give you a list of over 150 databases to choose from. I would suggest looking at these subject-specific databases: Historical Abstracts (the most comprehensive world history database), History Reference Center, Religion & Philosophy Collection (our most specific religion database), Arts & Humanities Citation Index (includes quite of bit of religion items), CIO (Columbia International Affairs Online) - all about foreign affairs, and the International Security & Counter-Terrorism Reference Center. You should also look at these general academic databases: Academic Search Complete, InfoTrac Onefile, and Wilson OmniFile. Just select the datbase you need from the alphabetic list. If you are accessing the databases from off-campus, you may need to be authenticated as a valid user. In this case, you'll get a screen from the Keystone Library Network called the RPASS Page. This page has two blocks. Use the one on the left where it asks you to enter your library barcode or ID and last name. Your library barcode is the 16-digit number at the bottom. It's the one that starts 60083901..... Once you've connected to a database, you can enter as search like this: taliban and histor* The 'and' tells the system to match on items having both words and the asterisk tells the system to select any form of the word 'history', like history, historical, historian, etc. You should get a number of hits which you can then narrow down.

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