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Articles - what are they?
- An article is a written piece from a publication such as a journal, magazine or newspaper.
- Faculty expect edited pieces from a valid publisher; information on the web from companies or individuals and wikipedia are usually unacceptable
- Faculty may require articles of a particular type, i.e. newspaper, popular magazine, or scholarly journal.
- Access to articles is provided through licensed databases on the library website. These databases collect articles from many publications.
- Some of the most useful of these databases for your discipline are listed to the right. Others are found in our A-Z database list.
Articles - How to Search for Them
1. Try a title or keyword search on your topic.
2. Look for useful "subject" or "descriptor" words. These will either be in a list on the results page, or you may need to look at a number of individual records.
3. Go back to the search screen and search BY SUBJECT/DESCRIPTOR (not by title/keyword) using the words you discovered in step 2.
4. Be sure to take advantage of:
- Boolean connectors (AND, OR, NOT)
- Truncation/Wildcard (educat*)
- Phrase searching ("childhood obesity")
5. When you find an item you want, use ArticleLinker to get it.
Searching for articles
Search individual databases. Most relevant for this subject are:
Look for position-taking pieces and/or analyses of issues in:
Browse for periodicals
Browse online journals HERE