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ENGL 305 Payne: Find articles

In the research process: ARTICLES

    1. Explore topic context (casual web searching)
    2. Learn basic topic information (library catalog: books)

    3. Focus on current scholarly conversations (library databases: articles)
    4. Synthesize your ideas with previous scholarship (source citation)
    5. Drafts & revisions (librarians & learning commons)

      Multi-subject Databases

      Again, start out broad and see what you get. Add keywords as needed for more specific results.

      1. Rwanda = 9,765 results

      2. Add: genocide = 2,695 results 

      4. Add: refugees = 138 results 

      5. Limit to scholarly journals = 54 results 

      6. Cite and add to RefWorks

      Academic Search Ultimate

      Academic Search Complete is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals.
      Electronic archive of core journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Includes complete runs of journals with full-text of all articles published prior to the most current five years. Coverage spans the humanities, sciences, and social sciences.
      Provides abstracts and indexing for 2,650 general periodicals. Full text of articles for nearly 2,000 periodicals, and 5,000 full text Magill Book Reviews. 

      Find an article using a citation using Citation Linker

      As you review bibliographies, reviews of literature, reference lists, you will discover additional sources to possibly use. 

      Your citation:

      Ansoms, An. “How Successful Is the Rwandan PRSP? Growth, Poverty & Inequality.” Review of African Political Economy, vol. 34, no. 112, 2007, pp. 371–379.

      PLAN A: Use the Citation Linker tool to find electronic full text of the article in library databases. 

      1. Search the journal title in Citation Linker. If it's not found, none of the library's databases have content from that journal.

      2. In this case, JAH has content in several library databases. Use the article's citation info to know which database has the article. 

      3. Locate and export the article to your Easybib project. This is for practice only, so be sure to delete it when we're done.

      PLAN B: If Citation Linker can't find the article in full text, search the catalog for the print version. 

      1. Again, search for the journal by title. If the library owns in print, check our "holdings" against your citation. 

      2. Go to the 3rd floor and locate the journal; organized in alphabetical order by title.

      3. Scan what you need, and keep track of citations.

      Plan C:

      When the two options above fail, what can you do? Interlibrary Loan!

      Article Databases: By Subject and A-Z List

      Additional SU Libraries Databases: Find databases relevant to a particular subject. Or, if you know the name of the database, use the A-Z list to find it.

      Outward differences between popular magazines and scholarly journals