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ANSC 221: Equine/Companion Animal Nutrition: Finding Articles

Finding Articles

If you're looking only for articles--including scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles--use the dropdown menu beside the main search box to select "Articles."

choose articles in dropdown menu

Enter a few important subject-related keywords in the search box and hit the "Search" button.

You can narrow your results even further on your search results screen. If you're only interested in articles from Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed journals, look for the "Limit To" panel and click the box that says "Scholarly Sources." Your results list will be updated to weed out non-scholarly sources.

check the Scholarly Sources icon in the Limit To panel


Online Sources


What is a Database?

A database is an online collection of articles that you can search by topic or keyword.  Databases provide access to thousands of articles from hundreds of carefully selected scholarly journals and popular periodicals.  Most of the databases made available by the Van Wagenen Library feature a range of tools that allow you to refine your search parameters to help you focus your results and weed out irrelevant results. In addition, most databases offer direct links to the full text of articles.


What Database Should I Use?

Below are some databases that focus on the type of original scientific research articles required in the ANSC 221 Vitamin Assignment. You might also find relevant sources in other databases, but these are a good place to start your research.