There are four ways to locate articles in scholarly journals:
Articles not available through the library's website can be requested via the library's free Interlibrary Loan service.
Use the following article databases to find scholarly journal articles on your topic. Because each database searches a different set of journals, you may need to search more than one database to find articles appropriate to your topic. The icon means that you will need to enter your Campus ID and Password to access the database from off-campus.
The following article databases cover a wide range of subjects and disciplines.
1. For off-campus access, you will need to enter your Campus ID and Password after clicking on a link to any of the library's subscription resources.
2. Use the Advanced Search option within the database you are using to achieve the best results.
3. Keep your search terms brief and concise.
4. Check your spelling. Library databases do not correct spelling errors.
5. If your first set of search terms doesn't retrieve any results, try using synonyms that describe your topic.
6. You can search for different forms of a word (different word endings of the same word), by typing the first few letters followed by an asterisk. Example:
7. Use double quotation marks around two or more words to search as a phrase. Example:
8. Use the connecting words AND and OR to narrow or broaden your search. Examples:
9. You can create more complex searches by using the words AND and OR in combination with parentheses. Examples: