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Finding Journals & Retrieving Specific Articles
If you already have a journal citation, use one of the following methods to locate your journal:
|1st step: Locate electronic holdings. Search by subject or by journal title in our E-Journal Finder.
|2nd step: Find any print/hardcopy journals using the Library Catalog. Search by title and limit to periodical title.
|3rd step: Request the journal through ILLIAD (Interlibrary Loan). Do this only if the journal can not be located in either of these first two places.
(if you do not have a journal citation, but instead have a topic, use one of our databases to locate citations).
Why use journals?
- Journals are often peer-reviewed/scholarly. This means the research in the articles have been double-checked for validity.
- Primary research often appears in journal articles. Primary research is the first article or report on a topic whereas secondary research are the articles or reports that talk about that primary article. Always look back to the primary article when using secondary sources as support.
- Journals can contain the most recent information on a topic. In the sciences this can be very important.
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