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Research Help: How to Find Books & Articles

Finding Articles

Online databases are the best way to find articles and other information from journals, magazines, newspapers and the web.

Databases contain articles from print periodicals and other sources. Articles can be printed, downloaded or emailed.

Use Subject Research Guides to identify useful databases for your specific topic.

Finding full-text for articles

Look for a PDF or HTML link or icon with the article citation.

Click on the Find full-text link which will link to fulltext content if available at VWU.

When VWU does not have fulltext available,try the following:

  • Use Journal Finder to double-check full-text access. Copy & paste the journal title into the Journal Finder search box. If you see a link for the title, make sure VWU has access to the date you need.
  • Copy & paste the article title (put it in quotation marks) and author's last name into Google Scholar. If VWU has access, you will see a link that indicates this, such as Find it at VWU Library.

Finding Books & Ebooks

How to find books and eBooks for your classes and reading.

Frequently Used Databases

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