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Political Science 101: Find Articles

An online guide to help UAS Ketchikan students locate and use the most appropriate library resources for this class and to find help when they need it!

Recommended Databases

E-Learning Students

On-campus student? E-Learning student? – UAS libraries provides many online resources for the convenience of all students.  As you use this guide, you'll notice green student sitting at desk w/computerthat it includes information about searching and finding both print and online resources.  All students have access to our electronic resources.  You will need your UA username and password to access our e-resources, like eBooks and the full text of articles online.  If you need to retrieve or reset your UA username and password, visit ELMO.


Why Use Databases?

                             climbing pike's peak

Climbing Pike's Peak, Colorado in winter, rounding Windy Point, circa 1890. (From the collection of the National Archives.)

Databases allow you to search for citations and full-text articles in popular magazines and scholarly journals.

Databases cover all sorts of subjects and are especially useful for current information.

Databases index information which has gone through an editorial review process.  Databases are structured and allow you to find information more precisely.

By setting limiters in databases, you can specify "scholarly journal" and "full-text".

Where can you find databases? On the library's homepage @Database Vendors.

What To Do If You Can't Find the Articles You Need

Help! I need an article not available online. If you find a citation for an article that is not available to you online, you have options to get that article.

1. Ask a librarian for help at Librarians are experts in finding articles for you.

2. Check our Journal Title Search - search for a journal, magazine, or newspaper to find out if the library has access.

3. Interlibrary Loan - we can order an article for you from another library - this normally takes several days to receive the article. There is no fee to UAS students for Interlibrary Loans.


Never pay for an article on a publisher's website - ask a librarian for help and you'll save both time and money.

Ask Me for Help!

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Kathleen Wiechelman
UAS Ketchikan
Ziegler Building
2600 7th Avenue
Ketchikan, AK 99901
907-228-4567 or 1-888-550-6177 toll-free