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Dual Enrollment Students: Guide to Library Resources & Services

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Article Databases

NOVA Libraries subscribes to magazines, journals and newspapers through online databases. The article databases listed below are useful for finding information on most topics as well as current and controversial issues. Look under Databases by Subject to find a listing of additional subject databases by academic discipline.

Article Databases Search Tips

1. Select the most important 2-4 concepts related to your topic. 

2. Put the word AND between each new word.

  bullying AND schools AND prevention

3. ​​Use quotation marks ( "  " ) around two or more words; this tells the database to look for the words together, as a phrase.

"higher education" AND tuition

4. Look for additional keywords or subjects offered in the article record or subject listing. 

5. Look for toolbars that provide print, email, and citation options.

Off Campus Access to Library Resources

Off campus access to the library catalog, article databases, and eBooks is available to all current NOVA students, faculty and staff. You will be prompted to log in through MyNOVA.