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Expanded Academic ASAP
Gale's Expanded Academic ASAP is a multi-disciplinary database good for finding magazine, newspaper and journal articles across all subjects. This database is a great place to start your research when you're not sure where to begin.
Accessing Expanded Academic ASAP
- Mouseover the articles, books, & more tab at the top of the Twin Cities Library website, and select Databases. Choose Expanded Academic ASAP from the list.
- Off-campus users: You will be prompted to enter your Saint Mary's University username and password after you select a database.
Searching Expanded Academic ASAP
Subject Guide Browsing
Searching with ASAP’s Subjects is the best way to ensure you retrieve accurate, relevant search results on the first try. Expanded Academic ASAP’s Subject Guide Search helps you identify and then conduct a search with the “right” terms specific to the database.
- Select the tab Subject Guide Search.
- Start to type in your term. ASAP tells you how
it recognizes that subject (immigrant children).
- ASAP gives you a list of narrower subtopics
directly related to that topic.
- For example, immigrant children can then be
broken down into subcategories, like:
- immigrant children > behavior
- immigrant children > education
- immigrant children > services
Citing, Saving, Printing, and Emailing Your Article Results
Open an article record by clicking the hyperlinked article title on the results page. Here you can read the abstract and find all the citation information needed to create an APA citation. In the upper right corner of the screen there is a box marked Tools—you can print, save, or email the article to yourself here. You can even download an MP3 of the file!
You can also save articles to a folder for later retrieval. Do this on your results page by clicking the boxes next to each article title. Your folder is always accessible at the top of the page on the orange toolbar, under Marked Items.
What if my article is not available in full text?
Articles will either be available in PDF or HTML full text. You can see which format is available by looking for the icons under each article. If article full text is not available, look for the hyperlinked button. If you find an article citation in one database (e. g. Expanded Academic) but cannot access the full text, links you to other databases that have that article in full text. If no databases have the full text of the article, takes you to SMU's Interlibrary Loan page.