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Campus Library FAQ: How do I find full-text scholarly articles in my subject?

Frequently asked questions at the UWB/CC Campus Library

Articles in a subject area

Full-text scholarly articles are generally available in subject-specific databases. These subject-specfic databases can include journal articles, conference proceedings, and other information types published in related academic subjects or disciplines. For example, scholarly articles in economics can be found in a database called EconLit, and health science articles can be found through a database called PubMed.

1. Start on the UW Bothell Campus Library homepage. Select the Research tab. Next, click Research by Subject. Image of Resources list with text Research by Subject highlighted with an arrow and a box around text



2. Select your research subject area from the A-Z list that appears. Note that you will need to click on a broad subject category to expose more specific guide options.  Image of Science and Technology subject guide drop down menu that includes the following subjects Biology, Business and Information Technology, Chemistry, Computing and Software Systems, Electrical Engineering, Environment and Environmental Technologies and Sustainable Practices



3. Select the Find Articles menu option in your chosen subject guide to expose database options relevant to your research. Tip: This menu item may alternatively be labeled Articles or Articles & eJournals.

   Image of a drop down menu with selection options for Home, Find Articles, Books and eBooks, Reference Sources, and Websites. The Find Articles option is highlighted with a box and an arrow.


4. As you browse the databases listed, read the descriptions to help you decide which database to choose.


5. Choose a database. Next, search using keywords. Look for a checkbox to limit your results to scholarly sources (this is not always available in all databases). Scholarly (Peer Reviewed Journals) check box Review your returned search results and look for the Adobe PDF iconor UW Check for Full Text icon icons in order to access the full text of articles.

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