Sometimes it is easier to to get consistent results by searching individual article databases for articles rather than searching One-Search (Summon), because One-Search can often give you muddied results (you don't always get what you ask for in One-Search results) and n One-Search, it can be difficult to really customize your search and make your limits stick.
You may want to start your individual database searching by choosing a database that covers a wide variety of topics, like those in the box below for Multi-Subject Databases.
However, you may find as you continue searching that you may need more in-depth articles in a particular discipline or subject-area than the multi-subject databases can provide because they are covering such a wide range of topics. For more in-depth resources by discipline, scroll down to the box for Subject-Specific Guides.
For step-by-step examples of searches for a magazine article and a journal article (one in a database from the vendor EBSCO and the other in a database from the vendor ProQuest ), see the links for Sample Searches in the sidebar to the left.
Search the following general databases individually for articles published in magazines academic journals, and newspapers on many different topics.
See step-by-step sample searches for both magazine articles and journal articles in the links to the left under "Magazine/Journal Articles" in the left sidebar.
See our Guide to the differences between Journal and Magazine articles, and when to use each.
To search for resources by the discipline(s) they cover (e.g., Business, Education, History, Psychology, etc.), by type (books, e-books, magazine articles, primary sources, etc.), by the vendor who provides them (EBSCO, ProQuest, LexisNexis, etc.), or by title alphabetically (e.g., JSTOR, ERIC, ABI-INFORM, etc.),click on the following link:
The Journal Finder tool will identify journals, magazines, and newspapers to which Hackney Library has full text access.
(For access to Journal Finder from off campus, log in with your Barton network username and password.)