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Research Guides

Education Resources for Distance and Online Students: Search for Articles

This guide is intended to assist Education students at a distance or taking course online in accessing library resources and research materials

Searching for Articles


1. To begin your search, from the library's homepage ( use either the Database A-Z link under the catalog search bar.

 Databases A-Z

2. This will open a window with a drop down that looks like this:

Image capture of the window that opens when you click the link Databases A-Z located on the U of I Library main webpage under the catalog search bar

3. Choose a database relevant to your subject.

4. Enter your Net ID at the prompt. 


If you aren't sure what database you want to use, select the "Articles & Databases" link under the catalog to see them grouped by subject.



The log-in bookmarklet allows you to log in through the library from wherever you are on the internet without leaving that page. 

For directions on how to install the bookmarklet on your browser (not mobile) or iPad, just visit our Off-Campus Access Page.

Please report problems or request assistance by contacting the reference desk,