Find a Journal Article
|How to Find Scholarly Journal Articles||Identify a Research Article|
Places to look:
Search the Periodicals
All library print journal titles and their holdings are searchable in the Library Catalog. You may search for journals by title or subject.
Most periodicals provide an annual index in the last issue of each volume, usually the December issue. Each journal differs in the subject terms it uses so if you can not find the topic you are looking for, try other similar terms.
These sources allow you to search for citations and sometimes full-text articles as well by topic. Often the index or database is devoted to a specific subject area. See the list of indexes and databases here. If you need help in using these sources, please see a librarian or use the source’s built-in help features.
Many assignments require you to use research articles. Research articles are peer-reviewed and often contain bibliographies and information about the author’s professions. Research articles are often broken down into sections such as the abstract, methods, and conclusion. Research articles report on the results of an experiment of some sort. If you need further assistance to determine if an article is appropriate for a certain assignment, please see your instructor or a librarian for help.
How to recognize peer-reviewed journals
A helpful resource from Angelo State University on identifying peer-reviewed journals.
List of journals through HighWire from Stanford University with full text access. Access varies by title.
If you need help in using these sources, please see a librarian or use the source’s built-in help features.