Answered by: Research Assistance Staff
Last Updated: Sep 20, 2018     Views: 8


Articles are best found using the library's databases; there are many databases to choose from.  It will help in your selection to locate the subject guide for your program area or topic of interest. The best databases in which to search for that topic area will be listed on a guide. 

Each database will give you various options for searching: keyword, title, journal title, author, etc. with options to limit your results by date, scholarly/peer review, document type, and more. Though they may look different, databases usually have the same functions built-in, including glossaries, indexes, or thesauri to help you refine your search terms. 

If you don’t find a useful database using the subject guides, search the Databases A-Z list. This is a master list of electronic resources that includes databases, e-book collections, publishers’ sites, and more.


You can also search Novanet to find articles. Type in your keywords and use the filters located on the left to limit your search to articles (Resource Type).

NOTE: For the best search results, sign in with your Novanet username and password (upper right of screen).

Username: 14-digit barcode located on your myCBUcard
Password: last four digits of phone number

Be sure to ask Library Staff for assistance with article databases. Visit us in person, or call us at 902.563.1387 during Reference Hours. You can also reach out to your Liaison Librarian for guidance.

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