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FAMS 210: Research Methods in Child and Family Studies (Seery): Course Guide

Librarian: Michelle Hendley

Finding Scholarly Articles

For academic research, it is often important to use peer reviewed (or refereed) journals rather than popular magazines. Peer-review is the process by which a journal article is evaluated by experts in the field.  All of the following databases are listed on the web site alphabetically by title under the tab Databases

Finding a Copy of a Periodical Article

Locating the full text of the article in electronic form

If there is no PDF or HTML full text with the citation for an article in a database, click on Linked Full Text, if available.  This link will either take you directly to the full text of the article or another database or website.  See a librarian for help.  

Finding an article in a specific periodical title

  • Use the Journals tab on the top of the library home page.
  • Enter the title of the journal or magazine, for example, Journal of Family Studies, in the search box.
  • Look for the journal title in the results list.
  • Click on an appropriate database.
  • Link to the correct issue of the periodical (note the year, issue and volume number of the article).

If an electronic text is available, click on the link provided.  If the library subscribes to the periodical in print or microform, click on the link Print Journals in Milne Library to check for the periodical’s location and availability.

Requesting an article on Interlibrary Loan

If you find an article from a periodical that is not available at Milne Library, you can request the article through the link Request item on Interlibrary Loan on the record for the article needed or through the link on the bottom of the homepage of the library website. See a librarian for help. 

Citing Sources

Guides and tutorials on American Psychological Association (APA) style are available on the Milne Library website. Click on the link Citing Sources for further information. Three copies of the print APA style guide, The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, are available. Two are located in the Reference Collection (REF BF 76.7 P83 2010).  The other is on two-hour reserve at the Circulation Desk (BF 76.7 P83 2010).

 

michelle.hendley@oneonta.edu

Revised September 6, 2017