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How do I find articles?

Last Updated: Jun 24, 2016  |  74 Views

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To find articles in periodicals like scholary journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers, select the Databases link from the library's homepage.

The library databases are available online 24/7. To help you identify the most appropriate database for your topic/subject:

  • Consult the database descriptions on the Library's Database page
  • Check to see if there is a Subject Guide that covers your subject area or topic.
    (click the 'All' link in the middle column to see complete listing)

If you are looking for a known article (you already have the citation), follow these steps:

  • Search for the journal title (not the article title) in the Journal Finder.
  • If the journal is in electronic format, choose the database link. If the journal is in Print format, these journals are arranged alphabetically by title on the 2nd floor of the library. Older bound issues are in the back of the 2nd floor, and more current issues are shelved by the public computer area.
  • If the library does not have print or electronic access to the journal, conduct a search on the web.  Although most journal articles are not available for free, sometimes you may find what you are looking for. Another option is to request the article via the interlibrary loan service.
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