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Click for the Full LibGuide for Using Databases and the Online Catalog

Start Here

Start on the library web page at, and click on the database directory. main page


If you know which database you want to search, choose it from the list by title. If not, study the menu to find a corresponding subject group, open it, and browse those to choose a useful one.


Detailed Record

This screenshot shows the "detailed record," or bibliographic information, for a specific article.

Bibliographic or citation elements for this article:

Article Author: Searle, John R.

Article Title: "Insight and Error in Wittgenstein."

Journal Title: Philosophy of the Social Sciences

Volume: 46

Issue: 6

Date: December 2016

Page Range: 527-47.

Watch this official training video to learn how to use NSU Libraries' "FindIt" version of  SirsiDynix Enterprise.

Using FindIt for Database Articles

FindIt is a less precise tool than the database directory. Enter any search term in the search box on the main page, or use the advanced search option.

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In the drop-down category menu, select "EBSCO Databases (EDS)" in the drop-down field menu.
OR leave "everything" to combine the book catalog with the EBSCO databases in one search.

Remember, some records may contain only bibliographical information, not the call number or full text. InterLibrary Loan can borrow for you if NSU doesn't have the item you want.