Expanded Academic ASAP (Academic OneFile)
is a multidisciplinary database covering academic journals and
popular magazines in Psychology, Sociology, Astronomy, History,
Education, Literature, Current Events, Law and many other disciplines.
A large percentage of the articles are available full-text in
- Go to the Library homepage
- Click on General/Reference from
the "Resources by Subject" box on the left-hand side of
- Click on Expanded Academic ASAP (Academic OneFile).
- Select a search type on the left side
bar (see "Description of Search
Types" below). The default is Subject guide search.
- Type your search terms in the search
box(es). Connect your terms using and, or, not, or
search multiple words as a phrase. If using advanced search,
these connectors are on the right
pull-down menus ,and the left pull down menus contain search
parameters for each field.
- Use the Limiters to focus
your search (optional):
- Check "documents with
full text" for ONLY articles that are available
full text in this database. (Please note that
this option is not recommended, as you may miss
good sources that are not available full text
in this database but which the library can probably
get for you either from print sources, from other
electronic sources, or from another library.)
- Check "peer reviewed publications"
for articles that are edited by "peers,"
or experts in the field (generally this indicates
- Type a specific date (August 16
1999, 16 Aug 1999, 08/16/99, 19990816, or date range, i.e.
- Type the title of a specific journal
to search for articles published only in that journal.
- Click the Search button
next to the search box.
- If you searched Basic
or Advanced search, you will see a
list of citations matching your search criteria.
Click the highlighted retrieval choices to view
the full text or abstract
of the article, or article linker to see if it is in another
- If you searched Subject
Guide, click the linked subject headings (or
alphabetic neighbors of your search term if there
is no such subject) or "narrow" by subdivisions,
or related subjects, of the subject you entered.
- To Print or Email articles or
citation/abstracts, click the "Mark" box to the left of
the citation(s) you want. Click "Display Mark List," then
click on "Print or E-mail." For printing, submit your print
request on the next page, then click on "Print" or select
"Print" from "File" on the upper tool bar. To email, type
in a valid e-mail address and click on the "Submit" button.
Note: If you have any questions at any
point of your search, click Help located on the left sidebar.
Description of Search
- Subject guide - directs you
to categories of articles that best meet your search
criteria. Use the subject guide when you are looking for
all articles that have been indexed under a known subject
area. The subject guide can also give you ideas for other
terms to use in your searching.
- Keyword Search - will retrieve
citations (abstracts/text) to articles that match your
search terms to words in the articles. The articles are
displayed chronologically, newest shown first.
- Advanced Search - allows the
researcher to combine several search concepts (such as:
keyword, author, subject). This search will retrieve citations
(abstracts/text) to articles matching the search criteria
you select. Each set of searches will retrieve a "retrieved
list" indicated as r1, r2, etc. You can combine these
terms in a separate search by typing r1 and r2 (or any
other retrieval, i.e. r5, r7 etc.).
- Journal Search - search for particular journals.