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Finding Magazine, Journal or Newspaper Articles

How do I find an article?

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How do I find the full text or whole article?

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The article I need is not on the computer. What do I do now?

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What's the difference between a magazine and a journal?

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My professor told me to find an article from a journal. How do I do that?

You can limit your search to professional journals in an article database by checking the box "peer reviewed". A peer-reviewed journal has articles that have been reviewed by a panel of experts before the article is published. This review process ensures that the article is of very high quality. Not all journals are peer-reviewed, however. Ask your instructor if he/she requires peer-reviewed journals for your research project.

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Can I use the Internet to find articles?

Sometimes. Finding them is difficult and usually costly though. Typically a publisher's web site will allow you to search their archive of articles, but then charge you for the full-text or whole article. The Internet is definitely not the preferred place to look for professional or research journal articles. We suggest that you use our article databases if you know that you are looking for a published source of information such as journals, magazines and newspapers.

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How do I know if the C.O.D. Library owns a journal, magazine or newspaper?

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Can I check out a magazine or journal?

No. All issues are available for in-Library use and for photocopying.

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