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Social Work 7300: Methods of Community Research

Article Collections (Databases)

Google Scholar

Find the Article Text

Article databases sometimes include the full article, and sometimes only have the citation that tells you when and where the article was published.

Often, if the article text isn't included along with the citation, you'll see this Find It @GSU button instead.  Click the button to get a list of possible online sources for the article you want.  You may get several links if we have the article on more than one site.

If we don't have the article online, search GIL for the journal title, just like you'd search for the title of a book. (Note: that's the journal title, not the article title.)

Science journals are on Library South 3rd floor, recent non-science journals are on Library North 1st floor, and older non-science journals are on Library North 3rd floor.

Ask a librarian for help if you can't find what you need!

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Have I searched thoroughly?

Often researchers conducting literature reviews feel unsure that their review has been thorough enough. Here is a list of all the places you should consider checking. Not all will be relevant for your search, depending on the topic.


Journals Collections/Databases

  • Search the articles databases relevant to your study topic. (See the How Can I Find Sources tab on this guide for more help in choosing relevant databases.)

Newspaper Collections/Databases (if relevant)


Large-scale Book Catalogs

Dissertation and Thesis Collections/Databases

Search GIL for Additional Books and Printed Journals

Click on the screen above to enter the GIL Find catalog