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QuickSearch Help: Articles

Finding Articles with QuickSearch

Choose the "Articles" icon, enter keywords relating to your topic. Put quotes around phrases. Combine keywords with AND (all uppercase) to require both terms to show up in your results. Click the blue search icon:

Results are sorted by Library with books available at the Ely Library listed first. If you wish, you may change the way the results are sorted. However, keep in mind that some of the results that appear may not be owned by Ely Library or available at the moment and will require an Interlibrary Loan request (more information below) and a processing wait time.


Choose options from the left-hand toolbar to limit to articles available in Full Text, Open Access and/or Peer Reviewed journals. Articles available in Ely Library will be marked "Westfield State University Ely Library." There may also be an option to "View full text" if that format is available. Click title links to see more information.

When you click the title link you can view Access Options on the right and what database the article is coming from along with more information. You can also continue to scroll down and expand the Access Online area if available to view the article in a different database.

If you did not limit your results to Full Text other relevant articles may appear. Some of these articles may not be immediately available because they are not owned by Ely Library. Articles not available in the Ely Library's collection may be requested through Interlibrary Loan:

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