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D. Hiden Ramsey Library, University of North Carolina at Asheville
FINDING SCHOLARLY ARTICLES
There are 3 basic approaches to finding articles:
- Use a specialized database focused on your topic
- Use a large, broad research database (like Google Scholar or JSTOR)
- Use a bibliography listing articles available on your topic
CONSIDER THE SOURCE: Is the journal appropriate to your topic? Is the author an authority in the field? What are his/her affiliations?
Can't find full text? Click the Journal Finder link on the library homepage to see all print and online access to the journal you need.
If we don't have it, just use Interlibrary Loan!
It may take a few tries before you find a search that returns great results. Consider synonyms and alternate terms if you aren't finding what you need.
It can be hard to remember where and how you've searched. Keep a research journal to avoid duplicating your work.