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ENGL 308 Payne: Find articles

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

    "Video games do not harm kids. In fact, gaming has been used to promote student learning in high schools."

    1. In Academic Search Complete:   video games = 291,497

    2. Add:    student learning = 765

    3. Narrow further by adding:    high school = 62

    4. Decide whether or not to limit results by scholarly journals.

    Differences betwen scholarly journals and other kinds of periodicals.

    5. Search your own topic. Find a potentially useful article, and add the citation to Easybib. See the Video Tutorial below for help with this.

    Subject-specific databases contain articles that have been published within newspapers, magazines, trade publications, and scholarly journals that focus on a particular profession or discipline. 
    General Databases:
    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.
    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:

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



    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, this journal may have content in full text. 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? 

    Outward differences between popular magazines and scholarly journals