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How to use Expanded Academic ASAP

This guide assumes you have some experience using databases. If you have not used a database before, get started with the online tutorial Opens in a new window.

What's in Expanded Academic ASAP?

Expanded Academic provides indexing and abstracting for more than 1500 scholarly and general interest journals, plus the New York Times and full text or full image coverage of more than 500 titles. Subjects covered include agriculture, arts, business, communications, law, economics, education, engineering, history, languages, literature, philosophy and women's studies. Most of the content of the print title Humanities Index is included in this database.

How do I access it?

Go to the databases page Opens in a new window and select the database. You will be prompted to enter your Monash AuthCate username and password.

How do I search?

Example: find articles on the ethical aspects of whistle blowing

  1. Type your key words/phrases in the boxes
    • whistle blow* or whistleblow* in the top box
    • ethical aspects in the second box
      • Use truncation, eg. whistle blow * retrieves whistle blow/er/ers/ing
      • Combine terms with Boolean operators
        • OR ensures that either or both terms are included (alternative forms, synonyms)
        • AND ensures all terms are included
  2. Limit searches to full text articles, peer-reviewed publications or date(s) if desired
  3. Click Search
advanced search screen

How do I view the results?

A list of citations is displayed

advanced search result screen
  1. To view the article, click Full-text (HTML) or 2 PDF pages (Adobe Acrobat required)
  2. Mark the records you want to retain

How do I save, print or email the results?

navigation buttons
  1. Click Marked Items at the top of the page
result screen


  1. Click on Download(on the right)
  2. Select format (HTML or plain text). If the latter, convert to a document file (.doc)
  3. Click Download


  • Click Print at the head of the screen
  • Select options (citations, full document) and format


  • Click E-mail at the head of the screen

PDF files – display the article then save or print as directed

Other information

How to Cite

  • generate a citation in APA, MLA and Plain Text styles
  • export to EndNote

Subject Guide Search for thesaurus terms

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Previous Searches – re-execute or modify searches in your current session


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