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Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Research Tips

When searching the databases for information, keep the following tips in mind:

  • Click on Full-Text to retrieve articles that can be read immediately
  • Click on Peer reviewed to view articles from scholarly journals
  • Enter in keywords rather than full sentences
  • Use quotation marks when searching a phrase (2+ words). For example, "black history", "african americans", "martin luther king". Use lower case since it will search both lower and upper case words.

Starting your search

Library OneSearch

The Golden Library OneSearch enables you to search everything in the library at one time, including books, music, films, journal articles, eBooks, etc. If you are searching only for journal articles, using individual, subject-specific databases is highly recommended. (Look in the left bar.)

  • To search everything at once, enter your search term in the box
  • At the left-hand sidebar, limit your search by format.
    • For eBooks, click eBook box in the left-hand sidebar, then the title link and the "View eBook" link
    • For print books, films, music, etc., click the appropriate box(es) in the left-hand sidebar, then the title link and look for location code, call number and availability.