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Library and Information Science: Finding Articles

This research guide will provide you with selected library science resources available in Buley Library

How to Find Journal Articles

Finding Articles:

To search for scholarly articles within journals, you have several options. You can go to the Buley Library home page and use SouthernSearch the same way you would search for books, but use the facets on the left to tweak the results to show only articles. You can also go to the EBSCO Articles tab and either perform a Quick Article Search in the search box or use the pull-down menu to see Databases by Subject. This last option takes you to a list of all the databases subscribed to by Buley Library in that subject, including databases that provide full text journal articles and newspaper articles. Finally, if you already know which database you want to use, you can look for it under the list of Popular Databases on the left hand side of the home page. Listed below are suggested databases to use for doing research in the field of library and information science.

Other Databases

Other databases that might be useful:

Peer Review in 5 Minutes

Peer review is a process by which scholarly work or research (often articles) are subjected to evaluation by other experts on the topic. Reviewers judge the work by its originality, accuracy of information, importance to the field, research methodology, and other criteria to determine if it is worthy of publication.

Finding a Known Article: Using the Journal Finder

Use the Journal Finder (under the "Find a Journal" tab on the library home page) if you are trying to locate an article for which you have a citation and know where the article was published. Search for the journal title to find out if the publication is available in print or in which database. If you need help, just ask a librarian!

Interlibrary Loan - Login for Journal & Book Requests

Need a book? Journal Article? Dissertation?

Buley Library can help you locate books, journal articles, dissertations, and a variety of media not available from our library or within the CSCU library system. Use the Interlibrary Loan - Log-In that you see below to request material from other libraries not available from Southern or in the CSCU Library System.