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In Context Databases
- Learn how to use the In Context databases: Opposing Viewpoints in Context, Science in Context, U.S. History in Context and World History in Context.
Estimated time to complete: 5 minutes.
Step 1: On the Jessup Library's home page, under Research Now, Journal Articles, find the bulleted list of databases. The In Context databases are clustered together.
Step 2: Click on the title of any In Context database to open it. The main page will display the title of the database in the upper left-hand corner.
Searching the In Context Databases
Step 3: The search box is located on the right-hand side of the page, across from the title. To begin searching, type words into the search box.
Note: The history databases allow you to search each database individually or both at the same time.
Step 4: Search results will include an overview of the topic, plus materials from different sources, such as academic journals, newspapers, encyclopedias, images, videos or audio. Click View More to read the entire overview. To view the other items, click on their respective titles.
Step 4: The InContext databases also offer many useful tools. The Tools menu is located on the right-hand side of the screen. You can save, download, email and cite articles. You can even share them through Facebook, Twitter and other media.
Step 5: Need helping deciding on a topic? Click on Browse Topics (or, if you are using Opposing Viewpoints in Context, Browse Issues), located under the database title on the right, and then select a category from the drop-down menu. If there are new or updated topics, you will see them listed on this screen automatically.
Step 6: If you have any questions about these databases, please do not hesitate to ask a librarian.