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Articles on similar topics are collected into journals, which are collected into databases.
Academic articles are good resources because:
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See Databases A-Z to search for databases. Most databases are paid for by the library, but some are freely available to all.
Specific databases to try include:
Examples of e-journals in this discipline include:
Browsing or searching journals is useful when you already have a specific topic/focus for your research. For example, if you are researching physics you might want to take a look at the journal titled American Journal of Physics.
Using the Find Information drop down menu on the Library's homepage:
Need Help? Ask at the User Services or Research Services desks!
If you find an article that you believe will be useful for your research and it is behind a paywall, please submit a request for the article via Interlibrary Loan. You can complete the ILL form here: http://libguides.washjeff.edu/ill
Articles are scanned and shared as PDFs. Typically you'll receive your article within 48 hours and then the PDF is yours to keep. There is no charge for ILL requests and no limit to how many requests you can make.
Need help? Just ask! Librarians can typically determine whether or not we have full-text access to an article very quickly. If we don't have it, we'll help you complete the ILL form.