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/ Database Finder
To locate journal articles for your research, there are a variety of
online databases, each with its own area of focus. Many of these databases
are provided through NC LIVE, a statewide electronic resources service. Catawba College Library
also maintains subscriptions to several other databases. Database Finder
contains a list of all databases available to Catawba affiliated persons.
Find by Name
If you know the name of your database, either type a word or
letters contained within the database name in the Find by Name field,
or click on the first letter.
Database Name Contains:
Database First Letter (click one):
Find by Subject
To find a database appropriate for your subject, select a subject that
matches or is closely related to yours from the list below.
Find by Vendor
If you want to select a database from a specific vendor, select the
vendor name from the dropdown list below.
How to Link to Articles
If you wish to link to an article that you find in one of the databases, there are two best practices that you should follow:
- Use the proxy prefix in your URL. Prepend the following text to the URL to your article to ensure off-campus access for community students:
- Use a persistent link if available. The URL in the address bar for an article may contain data that could cause it to break at some point in the future. It may contain a session identifier that would expire after a brief time, or other data that may no longer work if the changes are made to the database "under the hood". Many databases provide a persistent link to articles, which is designed to always work and is intended for such things as bookmarks or links in study guides, etc. Examples: Permalink in Ebscohost (on right), Stable URL in JSTOR (near top), Link to This Abstract in Cambridge Journals (at bottom), etc.
(NOTE: Ebsco's Permalinks come with the proxy prefix already in place.)
To create a URL to an article, do the following steps:
- Check for a persistent link on the citation/abstract page. Click it to see the URL. If the URL already starts with the proxy prefix, just copy it and paste it where you need it and you are done. Otherwise proceed to the next step.
- Copy the proxy prefix noted above (you might want to keep it in a text file so that you have it handy when you need it) and paste it where you want your link.
- Copy the persistent link if there is one (otherwise copy the URL from the address bar of the citation/abstract page) and paste it immediately after "url=" from the proxy prefix.
- Link from database: http://journals.cambridge.org/abstract_S123456789
- Your link: https://libris.catawba.edu:2443/login?url=http://journals.cambridge.org/abstract_S123456789