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Physics: Find Articles

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Find articles and conference proceedings by topic.

Finding Articles When You Have a Topic

Step One: Search a General Article Database

  • Write down a prelimary list of 4-5 keywords
    • Keywords are words that describe your topic.  
  • Go to one of our General Databases -- in the left column
  • Select one of the following: EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS), ProQuest, Jstor or Credo Reference (Literati).  Click on the "i" icon to see more information about each database.

Step Two: Search a Subject-Specific/Academic Article Databases

  1. Start at the Articles & Databases page
  2. You'll see a list of subjects; select the subject area that most closely fits your needs
  3. Within a specific subject, you'll see a prioritized list of recommended article databases and tools for searching. These databases tend to be more academic in nature and subject-focused.

Finding A Specific Article (When You Have the Citation)

  1. Start at the Journals page
  2. Search for your journal/newspaper/magazine title. This will search across all of our databases to see if we have the journal online.
  3. Once you find the journal you're looking for, click the title.
  4. You'll see the GetIt screen (a red/white popup window) with options for electronic access. Click on the option that fits the date/volume that you need. If there are more than 5 options, you may need to expand the list to see everything.
  5. If we do not have the journal online, you'll often see an option to Find it In BobCat; this allows you to search BobCat (the library catalog) to see if we own the journal in print.

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