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Journal Articles FAQs

Do you get confused about journals or articles? Check out our information on journal articles to better understand this source.

MavScholar is a great place to start since it searches most of our resources. You may want to use specific search terms, or narrow your results using the facets on the left side of the results page.

Sometimes, it is best to search in a database that is limited to your specific subject area in this case you would want to search Class & Subject Guides. If you already know the name of your favorite database, try going to Databases A-Z.

Check out Peer Reviewed Defined to determine if an journal is scholarly or peer reviewed!

Check out our Finding a Specific Article or Journal guide. It contains step-by-step instructions to find the item you seek.

Good question! Our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service can get you items from other libraries. This Interlibrary Loan tutorial will guide you through the process of requesting articles that we do not own. See ILL for more details.

Look for a link that says PDF or Full Text.

If you still cannot see the article, or the site asks for payment, do not despair! We may have access to the article using a different site. Use our Finding a Specific Article or Journal guide tutorial to see if we have the article access to the article in another source.

Yes, is the quick answer! BUT it is important to start your search with the Library Services website because you will be asked to enter your StarID information to access articles. When you click on an item, the website might prompt you to login. Go ahead and login with your Star I.D. and password to get access like you are on campus. 

Here are two examples of how you might login:

login screen option 1

Login to access Electronic Resources, another type of login screen

Usually the information for citations is organized in very specific ways thanks to citation styles. Check out the image below for a basic break-down, or else check out our Citations library guide for more information on the different styles. 

The author is usually listed first. Often it will be followed by the year of publication if in APA style, date will come later if in MLA format. After that is the article title, it will be specific and possibly in quotation marks. After the name of the article is the name of the publication it was published in, usually in italics, followed by numbers that represent the issue, number, and page range. Lastly, there will be a name of a publisher.

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