How can I find the Journals from above? How do I know what databases index them? What if they are not full-text?
Search for the journal title in I-Share and find that we own it in paper and find it located on our lower level arranged aphabetically by journal title
- How do I order a photocopy of an article I can't find at Elmhurst College?
What is a primary research article?
When research is conducted to unearth original data, it is called primary research. To do this, an original research plan must be devised which will encompass, data collection, data input and then the production and analysis of the subsequent results. Sometime primary research is referred to as empirical research or empirical studies. These articles offer empirical evidence (based on observation or an experiment) to support a hypothesis or argument proposed by the author.
All primary research and empirical study articles are published in scholarly journals which are peer reviewed. They are written by scholars in the field and based on analyses of empirical evidence, not opinion. The article will have a stated hypothesis or questions to answer, a description of the methodology used in collecting the data, and a large section of the article will include the research results of the experiments, surveys, and studies. A conclusion of their findings will end the article along with a long bibliography of sources they have consulted to prepare for this research question or hypothesis.
Provides abstracts from almost 8,200 periodicals in the social sciences, humanities, general science, multicultural studies, and others, with full text articles from nearly 4,650 titles. PDF's go back to 1975 or further, and almost every topic of study is covered.
CINAHL Plus with Full Text ~ The Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health database provides coverage of the literature related to nursing and allied health. Mainly indexes articles, but some full text available (there is no way to limit your search to full text only in this database).
Medline Plus with Full Text ~International index to all areas of medicine, with accompanying full-text.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition~ Selected full text includes nearly 480 scholarly full text journals, focusing on many medical disciplines.
An index to over 2,100 general and academic journals in business, current affairs, economics, literature, religion, psychology, women's studies, and others, from 1987-present. Selected full text.
PsycINFO ~Covers professional and academic literature in psychology and related disciplines including medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, and other areas. Linked full text is available.
A free, comprehensive, medical journal literature database from the National Library of Medicine (NLM).
A collection of approximately 450 peer-reviewed journals in full text, covering such subject areas as business, the humanities, social sciences, and science, technology and medicine.
Covers the social sciences, humanities, business, general science, as well as current issues. There are over 2,100 sources dating back to 1994. All full text.
So you found an article in one of our databases, but it's not full-text. Now what?
Look for these buttons: , or ,
or this line of text: (Find this resource with SFX)
next to the article citation on the search screen.
Clicking on this will take you to a list of our full-text sources that carry the journal, if the library has access to it through the other databases.
Using the Internet for Research
Citing Sources ~Duke University Libraries APA site- very useful!
Publication manual of the American Psychological Association, call number R808.06615 P976 2001
~ The official manual on the APA format. Ask for this item at the reference desk. We also have a limited number of copies for checkout.
Below is an example, using APA format, of an Electronic copy of a journal article, with three to five authors, retrieved from database.Borman, W. C., Hanson, M. A., Oppler, S. H., Pulakos, E. D., & White,
L. A. (1993). Role of early supervisory experience in supervisor
performance. Journal of Applied Psychology, 78, 443-449. Retrieved
October 23, 2000, from PsycARTICLES database.
This page was created February 2008, by Donna Goodwyn, Head of Reference, Associate Librarian, Elmhurst College.