Search the databases by subject.
Try different keywords and add more than one in order to narrow down or focus your results.
Be sure to add the following filters to your searches, Full Text and Scholarly or Peer-Reviewed when applicable.
Use your MDC username and password if prompted.
When conducting your search, remember the more keywords you use the more focused your search will be and you'll only have a few specific articles to look through rather than thousands.
Always select Full Text from the filters when available. This is usually located below the search fields where you enter your keywords.
Take advantage of tools such as:
E-mail to send articles to yourself so as not to lose them.
Cite will generate a citation for the article in a variety of styles, including MLA. Simply copy and paste into your References.