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FYS 100 (12/13) - Heroes and Villains: Finding Articles

FYS Research Guide for Professor Allison's Fall 2017 class.

Suggested databases for getting started in IDENTIFYING articles

Specialized databases for IDENTIFYING & often RETRIEVING articles

LOCATING articles through Journal Titles (Journal Locator)

The library's Journal Titles (at the Journal Titles tab on the library homepage) helps you to:

  • identify which journal titles are available at UR
  • identify which titles are in print or can be accessed as e-journals
  • access the e-journals through UR subscription links *
  • connect to the catalog to find "holdings" information for print titles (which volumes/years that UR owns)
  • find UR journals by subject  

               * Most UR subscriptions must be accessed through the Journal Locator links and not by going directly to the journal's website.  Most subscriptions are also verified by IP identification - you must access UR e-journals from the campus network or through the proxy server.

Some publishers "embargo" their most recent issues so that you may only be able to electronically access articles published 1-2 years earlier.

Health sciences databases for IDENTIFYING & often RETRIEVING articles

The content for Medline is produced by the National Library of Medicine (of the National Institutes of Health).  Medline is distributed on several publishing platforms (e.g. Web of Science) or can be accessed by anyone at www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed as PubMed.