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This module covers how to find articles in research databases.

You may find it helpful to review Module 2 on creating a search strategy.

When you have completed this section of LINKS you should be able to:

  • distinguish between magazines and journals

  • choose an appropriate research database

  • use a research database to identify an article on a topic

  • use a research database's printing and email functions

  • find periodicals by using a Journal Title search
  • use options to locate the full text of an article


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Resources for Librarians and Educators, CreditsOriginal LINKS material © 2003-2004 by Lansing Community College. Modified by Jacqui DaCosta, Marc Meola, Colleen Webber and Matthew Winkel (The College of New Jersey © 2008). Further modified by John T. Oliver (The College of New Jersey © 2011-2013). LINKS is based upon Searchpath © by the Board of Trustees of Western Michigan University which incorporates material from TILT, a tutorial developed by the Digital Information Literacy Office for the University of Texas System Digital Library, © 1998-2002

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