7. Finding Articles

Search databases to find newspaper, magazine and journal articles, as well as images, literacy criticism, music, reports, case studies, recipes and more. VCC Library subscribes to many different article databases. Find them listed by subject area in our list of databases.

These databases will give you either the complete article (full-text) or links to a citation and abstract for the article. To access them from home, you must use your myVCC login and password.

** Here is a 3-minute video showing how to search Academic Search Complete, one of our most popular article indexes.

Additional tips for searching the online databases:

  • Search the databases using keywords that describe your topic
  • Use advanced search features such as:
    • Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT)
    • "controlled vocabularies" (a specific list of words or phrases, like a thesaurus, that will help you find the best articles more easily)
    • field searching : will let you search for words in parts of the record (like in the title, abstract or article text)