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Building Skills, Construction Management & Building Engineering: Articles

Library and web resources on building skills, construction management & building engineering

About this page

This page provides tips for finding journal and magazine articles available through RTC Library.

Learn to cite articles by going to the Use APA or Use MLA pages.

Need Help?

If you're not sure what you need, or how to begin, come in to RTC Library, call us at (425) 235-2331, or email us at We'll be glad to help.

Finding Articles

Three RTC Subscription Databases Offering Millions of Journal and Magazine Articles

  • ProQuest - journal and magazine articles on all subjects.
  • CINAHL with Full Text  - journal articles on medicine and health.
  • eLibrary  - magazine and newspaper articles and books.


Other databases with journal and magazine articles include: SIRS Discoverer and History Study Center. The library also carries 40 paper journals and magazines. Check our catalog to find those.

The non-subscription (free) Directory of Open Access Journals offers links to many free online journals.

These databases can be found on the RTC Library Database Page at:

Short RTC Library Videos on Writing Papers.

Help! I'm Writing a Paper - Allied Health Edition. Shows searching ProQuest, CINAHL and more.

Help! I'm Writing a Paper - English and Social Sciences Edition.  Shows searching ProQuest, eBooks, and more.

Help! I need to write a Paper - Information Technology Edition.  Shows searching ProQuest, IT eBook collection and more.


Searching ProQuest   

Video on Searching ProQuest (2018)

RTC Library Videos 

Searching ProQuest Quick Start:

  • Go to the RTC Library Database Page
  • Click on “ProQuest”.
  • Type your terms into the search box. (See image below.)
  • Check the "Peer Review" box if you want research articles.
  • Click on the search button. 


ProQuest Search Screen

 Screenshot of ProQuest Advanced Search Screen


Searching CINAHL with Full Text  

Video on searching CINAHL with Full Text (2019)


Searching CINAHL Quick Start:

  • Go to the RTC Library Database Page.
  • Click on “CINAHL with Full Text”.  
  • Type your terms into the search boxes.
  • Select which fields you want CINAHL to search. Options include Title, Subject, and Author.
  • Select your limits below the search boxes (not shown). Check the "Peer Reviewed" box for research articles.
  • Click on the Search button. 


CINAHL Search Screen

Screenshot of CINAHL search screen


Searching eLibrary  


Searching eLibrary Quick Start:

  • Go to the RTC Library Database Page.
  • Click on “eLibrary”.  
  • Type your terms into the search box.
  • Click on the search button. It looks like a magnifying glass.  


eLibrary Search Screen

Screenshot of eLibrary Search screen

Searching Directory of Open Access Journals


Searching DOAJ Quick Start   

  • Go to the DOJ search link:
  • Type your search terms in the "search term" box.
  • In the "search all" box, select which field you want to search. Options include Title, Keyword, Subject, etc.
  • Review your results.


DOAJ Search Screen

 Screenshot of DOAJ search screen

Can't Find the Full Text of Your Article in the Database?

We can get the full text of articles from other libraries for your class-related use.  Request an Interlibrary Loan though RTC Library. Remember to request your article early, because it can take a few weeks to obtain it.