How do I Find Articles?

Step 1: The library subscribes to many article databases that you can search for articles about a specific topic. To learn more about the best and most efficient way to search these article databases, check out BILT Module 3: Searching. The best way to begin is to select an appropriate subject from the Resources by Subject list.

Step 2: Read the descriptions below each database link and select an article database that covers the topic you are interested in. Use keywords to search for your topic. For example,

     Topic: The impact of terrorism on youth.
     Keywords: terrorism, terrorists, impact, effect, youth, adolescents

Step 3: Look for articles that appear to be on your topic. Some of these articles will have links to full text articles. You can print, save, or email these articles to yourself immediately.

Step 4: If the article you want is not available in full text you will want to write down or print out the citation and/or use the Search for Article button located beneath the articles citation. This button will open a new window which will search for the full-text of the article in all of our other databases. If the full-text is available, they will provide a link to the article. If the article is not available online, you can click on the links to catalog to see if the library has a subscription to the print version of the journal.

Step 5: If you don't see the Search for Article button, open another window or tab in your browser. Search for the journal title in the library catalog. The library catalog will show you print, microform, and online access for any journal title to which the library provides access.

Step 6: If you don't find any means of access to the full text of the article you need, you can either search for another useful article, or you may initiate an interlibrary loan request.

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