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Ace your Assignment: Step 5: Finding Articles

General guide to finding great resources for your research assignments.

Searching for Articles

Screenshot of Using AND in an Academic Search Complete Keyword Search

Full Text Articles

The easiest way to find full text is to look for a link that says PDF Full Text when you conduct your search.  If there is none, you will use the Find It button.  This link will direct you to an online full text resource, or a link to information about our print holdings.

EBSCO Search for Gun AND Violence AND (Media OR Television)

EBSCO Result Showing Full Text Finder Button

EBSCO Result Showing Request This Item through InterLibrary Loan Button

Choosing an Article

You will see many articles dealing with your topic.  To decide if an article is right for YOUR research, ask yourself does the abstract or summary answer or prove my research question or statement?

Subject Guide

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Christine Adams
Christine Adams, MLS
Co-Director & Head of Research and Academic Support
William F. Maag Jr. Library
Information Services
Phone: 330.941.3681


Use your search strategy, and the peer review button to find an article.   How many search results did you have?