Sherratt Library

Academic Search Premier

Academic Search Premier is an excellent place to do your research. You'll find articles on most subjects from different types of periodicals such as newspapers, magazines, and journals. You'll find both popular and scholarly articles and most of the articles you find are available as full text or linked to full text in another SUU database. If the article you want is not available in full text you should check the eJournal Finder to see if it is available in another database. Request the article from Interlibrary Loan if you find the journal is not available.

Searching the Academic Search Premier database:

From the Library homepage click Research, then select Articles and Journals, then Academic Search Premier in the Frequently Used Databases box.You'll also find links to Academic Search Premier in all of the database subject lists. The following tips for searching can be used for all the EBSCO databases.

  1. Enter keywords or phrases and click Search. If necessary, add additional keywords to narrow your results.
  2. In the Refine Results column you can limit your results by selecting Full TextScholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals, or by narrowing the Publication Date. You can also narrow your results by selecting a Source Type: Academic JournalsMagazines, or Newspapers.
  3. Click on the HTML or Full Text to view the article.
  4. Click on an article title to see a Tools menu on the right for options to PrintE-mailSave, or Cite the article.
  5. Click on the Cite button to copy/paste the citation in APA or MLA format. (Make any necessary corrections before using these citations in your Works Cited or Reference lists.)

Academic Search Premier searching video (4:28 min):

Generating citations from Academic Search Premier video (1:59 min):

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