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English 100 @ Pearl Harbor: Finding Articles


  • Use these databases to find newspaper, magazine, and journal articles. 
  • Watch the video to learn the difference between a journal and a magazine and why journals are important sources to use in college.
  • Read the description of each database to determine if it is relevant to your topic.
  • Most of these articles are not freely available on the Internet. 
  • All of the databases will provide you a citation for the article in MLA.
  • You will be prompted to log in with your UH username and password.
  • If you have any questions or trouble, please contact the Library,

Article Databases

Magazine vs. Journal

Video created by Kapiolani Community College

Search Tips

  • DO NOT type sentences into search boxes.  Use words or phrases (see examples below)
  • AND, OR, NOT: use to narrow or broaden your search
    • cyber bullying AND suicide (results have all words - narrow)

    • natural disasters NOT hurricanes (results exclude word after NOT - narrow)

    • polar bears OR grizzly bears (results have either concept - broaden)

  • (*): use to broaden your search or find similar forms of words
    • Hawaii* = Hawaii, Hawaiian, Hawaiians
  • “”: use to search for phrases or words you want to appear together in your results
    • “black death” or “global warming”
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