Find Articles

The Libraries’ Find Articles tool lets you search multiple database at the same time. Find Articles can help you search more efficiently, and this quick introduction will get you started.

You can get to Find Articles directly by going to the Find Articles webpage, or through the QuickSearch on the Libraries homepage.




From the Find Articles homepage, select a "Quick Set" and enter your search terms. "Quick Sets" are groups of databases, by topic, selected by librarians. For instance, the Business Quick Set will search the ABI Inform Global, Business Full Text, Business Source Complete and Factiva databases. 




On the results screen, you can access the articles or abstracts, sort your results, or narrow the results by Topic, Date, Author, or Journal Title using the menus in the sidebar. These links will take you directly to the full-text of an article, if it’s available at Columbia.



Have questions about using Find Articles? Ask a librarian.