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AES 6050: Research Design & Methods in Exercise Science: Database Navigation

CUC Research Databases


How to access CUC databases and find articles
  1. Go to the library's website
  2. Click Find Articles; use your Concordia Connect login to access (the website has been updated!)
  3. Select your databases, depending on your topic
  4. Put in your key terms 
  5. Select the "Scholarly (peer reviewed) Journals" and "Full Text" boxes, then click the big, green search box on top

Tip: Experiment with your keywords and don't type out a sentence (it's not Google)

Remember: You can request articles that are not full text!

Databases are not Google!

Keywords only!

Boolean searching is built on a method of symbolic logic developed by George Boole, a 19th century English mathematician. Boolean searches allow you to combine words and phrases using the words AND, OR, NOT (known as Boolean operators) to limit, broaden, or define your search.

For example, if you type in “Hampton Road Peace Conference”, you receive few results. But if you type in "Hampton Roads" AND "conference" This allows your search results to only those documents containing the two keywords, instead of a whole phrase.

Look at the video below:

In EBSCO, a word in a search bar can be truncated (shortened) by using the asterisk (shift + 8 = *)

giving you far more search results!

For example:

If you open EBSCO and look only for articles using the word "Mexican", you will receive 151,859 results.


If you open EBSCO and look for only articles using the word "Mexic*", you will receive 504,353 results.


Look at the video below:

Requesting articles from the library is free!

Navigate CUC databases at anytime! If there are articles you would like but are not available in EBSCO, click on "Request this Item". Fill out the form and the library team will send the request to you via email as soon as possible. Please allow 4 days of processing time.

If you cannot locate the article record in EBSCO and still want to request the article, fill out the Interlibrary Loan Request form.

Look at the video below:

Requesting an Article in EBSCO

EBSCO & ProQuest provide citations too!

Did you know that you can locate the citation needed for the reference page in EBSCO and ProQuest?

Click here for more APA assistance.

View the videos below to find where:

Citation Location in EBSCO
Citation Location in ProQuest (Find Dissertations button)