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Orientation for New Students

Information on services and resources for new WSU students.

What is SmartSearch?

SmartSearch is the best place to start your research. One search wil locate print books, ebooks, journal articles, digital items, and more - all related to your topic. SmartSearch is a product from EBSCOhost, but the tool searches all of the Unversity Libraries' subscription content.

Use the search box on the homepage of the WSU Libraries homepage to get started.

Limiting to Journal Articles in SmartSearch

To refine your list of results to articles only, scroll down to the Source Types menu on the left column of the Results page.

Click "Show More" to view all of the source types available.

Next, click the boxes next to Academic Journals, Magazines, and Trade Publications. Then click "Update."

Article Databases

Databases are the best way to search for articles - databases are like search engines for hundreds of journals, reports, magazines, and other sources. Sometimes you will need to search an individual, subject-specific database for journal articles. We have lots of databases in many different subject areas. The links below will lead you to the databases.

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