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Dental Hygiene: Finding Articles

Databases to start with

Locating Articles

If a database does not provide full text for an article, it will often include just the citation that tells you when and where the article was published.

Often, if an article's text isn't included along with the citation (either as a PDF or as HTML text), you'll see a Find It @GSU button instead. Click the button to get a list of possible available online sources for the article you want. You may get several links if we have the article through more than one database or if it is physically available in multiple locations.

Not every journal article is available online, so you may need to find it in print. Search GILFind for the journal title, just like you'd search for the title of a book, but selecting "Journal Title" instead of "Title" in the drop-down box.

If the GSU Library does not provide access to a specific article, you can always place an Interlibrary Loan request for the article as long as you have citation information for that article (author, title, name of journal, date, and page numbers). Many databases will include a link you can click to start an interlibrary loan (look for a link with the term "ILLiad"

The process of finding articles can be confusing at first. Ask a librarian for help if you can't find what you need!