How Do I Perform a Basic Search in the Pima Databases
How to perform a basic search in the Pima databases:
First it is important that you start by logging into MyPima and clicking on the Library tab on the black toolbar.
You can start by clicking on MEGASEARCH box which will search the campus libraries for not only books, but many article databases.
Under MEGASEARCH, you will see a blank search box where you can type a word or words related to your topic. To search, click the SEARCH button.
You will see a long list of items--some will be books in the campus libraries; some will be academic/scholarly/peer reviewed articles and some will be magazine articles...the type of article will be identified on the left side of each article.
To narrow your search to only academic or scholarly articles (often requested by instructors), on the far left column, click on Academic Journals (peer reviewed) and your search will automatically be updated to include only scholarly articles.
If you want to view one of the articles in your list, click on the individual link. Citations for the articles can be found by clicking on the CITE icon on the far right of each article. Double-check the cite given by either consulting the Purdue Owl website or the Library's Write & Cite Guide.
You can also search individual databases under the ARTICLES & DATABASES search box...databases are listed A-Z by title and subject, and also by specific journal.
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