Scholarly journal articles are one of the primary means of communicating research ideas. They are an important component of academic research and give you some insight into ongoing debates and scholarly conversations about your topic. You can find articles through database searches.
Finding articles is a two-step process:
- First, search for the topic you are interested in by using one of the article databases listed below. If you get stuck, ask your instructor or a librarian for help getting started.
- Next, find the actual text of the articles you want by clicking on the full-text link or Discover button in a database. Many of our journals are online, but some of them are still available only in print. If the journal article you are looking for is not available electronically, you can use the Library Catalog to look up the location of the journal for which you have a citation.
- If you know the citation of the articles you want, from bibliographies or suggested readings lists, you can use Journal and Article Locator to determine if we have full-text online or in print.