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Finding Full-Text Articles
In most databases, if the full text of the article is not readily available, you will see a Check for Full Text button.
Clicking on the button will do one of the following:
a) take you to the article - look for PDF full text,
b) take you to the catalog - click on the link next to Content Available
c) link you to Interlibrary Loan so you can request a copy of the article.
Business & Communication
Business Source Complete This link opens in a new window
Magazines, newspapers and journals in all business disciplines.
Communication Source This link opens in a new window
Scholarly journal articles in communication, mass media and related fields.
How do I know if an article is peer reviewed?
Step 1: Check the peer review status of the JOURNAL.
- Search for your title in Ulrichsweb,a database of information about journals and magazines.
- When you find your journal, look for a "referee shirt" symbol. The symbol will appear next to any journal title that is peer reviewed and/or refereed (interchangeable terms).
Step 2: If the JOURNAL is peer reviewed, then assess the ARTICLE.
- Is it a full research article? Then you can be confident that your article is peer reviewed.
- If your article is a short news brief, an editorial, a letter to the editor, or a re-print of a conference proceeding, it is generally not peer reviewed.
PsycInfo This link opens in a new window
Academic, research, and practice literature in psychology and related disciplines, 1872 to present.
Sociological Abstracts This link opens in a new window
Journal articles in the field of sociology, including international literature and other related disciplines.
PAIS Index This link opens in a new window
Social and public policy literature from periodicals, government documents, books, and other sources.
CINAHL Complete This link opens in a new window
Literature in nursing and allied health disciplines, 1937 to present.
Health Source Nursing This link opens in a new window
Journals in medical disciplines with a concentration on nursing and allied health.
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