Kiefer Library

Using Academic Search Premier

What is Academic Search Premier?

Academic Search Premier provides access to full-text articles and citations for a wide range of subjects. It is one of the main databases to use to locate magazine articles.

On Campus Access

  • Go to the library home page
    • Click on Databases & Article Search
    • Click on Academic Search Premier

Off Campus Access

  • Go to the library home page
  • Go to Off Campus Access on left side of screen
  • Type in your myAims username and password
  • Select Academic Search Premier

Finding Articles

  • Type your search terms in the Find box.
  • Click Search.
  • Click on article title from the list. You may have the choice to view it as a web page (html) or in a PDF format. The PDF format is a scanned copy of the article as it originally appeared in print.
  • You can then either copy text from the article into a MS Word document, print the article, or email the text to yourself.
  • You may limit your search
    • To Full Text and/or to Scholarly Journals. A scholarly journal is more academic and technical. Popular magazines and newspapers are not scholarly journals.
    • Check the Full Text box and/or Scholarly Journals box under the Basic Search Find box.
  • For more options in searching, click on the Advanced Search tab at the top of the page.

Citing Articles

  • Once you have found an article there are several ways to find information for citing your article.
    • Click on the title and click on the Cite icon on the top right.
    • With HTML Full Text articles, click on the Cite icon on the top right.
    • Select Citation Format when printing or emailing articles.