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How do I get started with my research in the library?
3. Journal Articles
Finding Journal Articles
Academic Search Complete
Wide coverage of social sciences
Use if your topic overlaps into other subject areas
Approximately 50% of journals available in full text
More than 45,000 articles from 57 journals; 46 published by the American
Psychological Association (APA) and 11 from allied organizations
Premier research database for psychology/counseling
Recent years index books as well as journal articles
Begin With Subject Encyclopedias
- Get an overview of information on the subject.
- Use indexes to find your topic.
- Note if there is a bibliography at the end of the article.
- Note the author of the article itself and authors in the bibliography.
- Finding encyclopedias:
* Ebsco Ebooks
* Gale Virtual Reference Library
* Library Catalog
- Ebsco Ebooks
gives you access to more than 50,000 fulltext books online.
gives you the ability to search for books from thousands of libraries and to find out whether a particular library holds a particular book.
is a consortium of most of the academic and public libraries in Texas. The TexShare website contains a list of members and information on whether they cooperate in the TexShare card program that enables St. Mary's students to check out books directly from those libraries using a TexShare card. Get your TexShare card at our circulation desk.