The ENGL 101 guide includes a great video tutorial for searching DragonSearch, as well as some very useful tutorials on defining and refining a research question.
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Welcome to Drexel and the Drexel University Libraries -- we'll be your partner throughout your educational voyage!
Visit us online at library.drexel.edu to find the books, journal articles and videos, and to contact us for help.
Nearly all of the Libraries' journal, all databases, and a significant number of books are available electronically. When you choose a link to a Drexel Libraries-subscribed resources, you'll see an authentication page to verify your Drexel affiliation: use your Drexel EMAIL ID (just the initials and number, not your full email address) and PASSWORD to log in to all library resources.
Alternatively, you can set up VPN (Virtual Private Network) access to reach all licensed resources.
NOTE: Due to changes in Drexel Account requirements, you may need to set up Multi-Factor Authentication to log in.
Whether you find citations to journal articles using one of the Libraries' databases, or have a list of citations from another source, how do you get to the actual TEXT of the article?
From a citation in a database:
Look for the button, or a DREXEL FULL TEXT link. This is our linking system that connects you from a citation in one database to the text of that article that might be in a different journal collection.
A new tab or new browser window will open (you may need to turn-off your pop-up blocker!). If the article is available to us online, you'll either go directly to the article itself, or to a "services" window that will allow you to choose between multiple options to access the article.
If the article is not available online, the "services" page will instruct your to sign in (use your usual Drexel ID and password), then will show options for requesting the article via Interlibrary Loan.
Citations from other sources:
When you have a citation that you didn't find in a database, you can find out whether the article is available in our journal collections.
Sometimes the linking function just doesn't work quite right; there might be a malfunction at the journal website, or there may be problems with the information in the citation. Search for the journal title in DragonSearch: