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POL 440: Research Seminar in Politics and History 2020: Finding Articles

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Different Ways to Find Articles

There are three main ways to find articles using the Lightner Library Website.

1.  Find an Article:  This link will take you to an alphabetical listing of our article databases.  This link works well when you already know which databases to use for your research topic.

2. Databases by Subject:  This is a tool which will help you narrow down our database list to only those you need based on subject area and/or database type.  This is useful for beginners who may not know which database to use for their topic.

3.  Find a Journal Title:  This link is useful when you are trying to find out if Lightner Library has access to a specific journal.  See the box below for more information on how to use this tool.



Using Find a Journal Title to Find a Specific Article

Using Find a Journal Title to Find a Specific Article

Do you need to find a required article in a specific journal? Or perhaps you found a citation in a references list and you want to read the article cited?

Here is what you will need to know (compare with the example citation below):

  • The article title
  • The journal title
  • The year of publication
  • The volume number
  • The issue number



1. The first step is to go to Find a Journal Title and search for (you guessed it) the journal title. In the example above, the journal title is Deviant Behavior.

In our example search, you can see that Deviant Behavior is carried by only one of our databases, Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text. You will also notice that the database carries the following years in full text: 1999 to 18 months ago

The next steps depend upon whether you want to search for your article by volume/issue number or by the article title.
Click the headings below for the instructions pertaining to your situation.


Search for your article by the title

Search for your article by volume and issue number

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