Wednesday, June 19, 2013
8am - 9pm
Find Articles - Getting Started
- Determine the words you will use to describe your topic.
- Decide on the type of article you need to find.
- Scholary articles-- written by specialists, better for most college-level papers, ie. Journal of Abnormal Psychology
- General articles-- written by variety of authors, for the general reading public, ie. Time,Newsweek
- Identify the index or database(s) relevant to your topic and research needs.
- Use the Database Listing by Title page to read descriptions of each database available.
Click the image next to the title of the database for more information.
- Two useful databases that include articles about many different topics and also contain information from scholarly journals are:
- Examples of other more subject-specific databases include: PsycInfo, MLA (English and Literature research), CINAHL (nursing)
- Locate the articles in the library collections.
- Search the Databases to find citations to journals, some of which are available full-text. These are NOT "Internet resources." They are just another way of looking at the journal using a web browser.
- For articles not available in Full Text, click the "Search for Full Text" button. From this screen, a program will search for your article in our databases. If it cannot be found, you will be presented with the option to request the item via Interlibrary Loan.
- If you have questions regarding a specific title, use our Journals & Newspaper Listing to determine if the item is available in full-text.
Last Updated 11/14/2010