Academic articles are good resources because:
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Use Summon to search all of the Library's databases at once.
Hint: Click the folder icon to save articles into a temporary folder. When finished searching, open the folder, choose your citation format, and email them to yourself. Now you won't lose citations and links to your articles!
Browsing or searching journals is useful when you already have a specific topic/focus for your research. For example, if you are researching slavery you might want to take a look at the journal titled Civil War History.
Using the search box on the Library's homepage:
Need Help? Ask at the User Services or Research Services desks!
Search Google Scholar with keywords to find citations and some full text articles.
Look for the "Find Full-Text" link to the right of the citation.
Click the link to retrieve the full text of the article from our Library's databases.
If you want more tips and tricks on how to use Google Scholar, listen to this archived recording of Library Land, the library's weekly radio show!