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Research Planning Guide

Use this guide to learn about the research process and plan your research project.

Find Articles from Journals, Magazines, etc.

There are two ways to search for articles from journals, magazines, and other sources.  You can: 

See the box on the lower left to help you decide which method will work best for you. Instructions for using the A-Z Databases list or the catalog can be found below.

Find Articles Using the Library Catalog

  1. Start on the catalog search page.
  2. Type your search term(s) into the empty box.
  3. Click Search.
  4. Check the box for "Article" under "Format" in the left-side toolbar. You can also select "Peer-reviewed" to see only articles from scholarly journals.  Other limitations are available in the toolbar as well.
  5. Click on the "View Now" link for the article you want. 
  6. Some articles may appear in more than one database. It usually doesn't matter which "View full text" link you choose. (If one doesn't work, try another.)
  7. Information about the article will be displayed. Look for a "Full Text" icon or link to open and view the article.