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ENGL 308 Payne: Find articles

Why use articles?

Why use articles for research?

  • For very recent, current information
  • Cover very specific subjects
  • Popular topics
  • Alternative viewpoints
  • Reports on scholarly research

In the research process: ARTICLES

1. Explore  (web)
2. Background (library catalog: books)

3. Scholarly conversations (library databases: articles)
4. Support arguments (source citation)
5. Drafts & revisions (librarians & Writing Center)

    Searching Research Databases

    JUUL      e-cigarette       vape       nicotine/juice   flavors     kids/children   advertising    
    1. Search:  JUUL  = 1000+ results

    2. Add:  youth = 49

    3.  LIMIT results to Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals = 30

    4. Let's review the an article's record and tools.

    5. Now let's do the reverse: finding a specific article using a citation.

    Find articles by journal title in WorldCat Discovery

    As you review bibliographies, reviews of literature, and reference lists, you will discover additional sources to possibly use. In this case, you have a citation, but you need the article itself. Does our library have it?

    Your citation:

    Doron, Rabbi Yoel1. "Using Video Games In Teaching History." Agora 51.2 (2016): 59-62. 12 Oct. 2016.


    Quick, easy, and unsure

    Search the title of the article. This can, however, present you with a mish mash of results. AND, if the article is in a print journal here in the library, WorldCat Discovery can't see it. 


    Slower, involved, but certain

    Step one: search the journal title in WorldCat Discovery. 

    Step two: limit to journals in the facets on the left side of your results screen.

    Step three: if we have the journal, it displays as SU Libraries Owns. Click into the record to see either electronic or print holdings. 


    Outward differences between popular magazines and scholarly journals