Databases & Indexes (the terms are often used interchangeably) are generally used to identify research articles, technical reports, book chapters, and other materials on your topic. You may need to search more than one database to locate the most appropriate materials for your information need. A list of databases is provided on the right.
1. Select a database that has information about the topic you're searching for.
2. Search the database using keywords that represent the information you want to find.
3. Browse through the list of results and find an article that is relevant to your need.
4. Locate the full-text of the article. Sometimes the full-text is in the database. If not, use TU Link to search the library's full-text holdings. If the library has the article, TU Link will give you a link to the full-text.
5. If you need search assistance, contact the Matas Library. firstname.lastname@example.org or 504-988-5155
Some databases don't include the full-text of articles. When there's no full-text, click on the button. This will search through the library's full-text holdings in other databases and give you a link to the full-text of the article.
If there is no online access, a link to search the library catalog will check for full-text in print.
If the article or book is unavailable, request it via Interlibrary loan. First time users need to create an account.