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Combine keywords with AND:

  • Australia AND indigenous AND racism
  • Coronavirus AND Wuhan

Use quotation marks to search for exact phrases:

  • "air pollution"
  • "United Nations"
  • "Latin America"

Add the country and/or region to the search:

  • "air pollution" AND China
  • "internet access" AND Africa
  • immigration AND (Mexico OR "Latin America")

Search for alternate terms or phrases:

  • "internet access" OR "digital divide" OR "access to information"
  • AIDS OR "auto immunodeficiency syndrome"
  • "global health" OR "global medicine"

Limit by date:

It's a good idea to use articles published within the past 5 years.

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The library provides over 170 databases. Browse the list, or ask a librarian to help you choose which databases would be best for your topic.

Get Articles from Other Libraries

article share iconIf PCC Library does not have a full-text article that you need, we can see if another library is able to provide it through our interlibrary loan (ILL) service. Just fill out the ILL form as completely as possible. Articles are typically e-mailed directly to you. 

Keep in mind...

  • Cost: FREE in most cases. If there is a charge we will contact you before making the request.
  • Allow 5-10 business days for processing and delivery.