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How to find Electronic Journal Articles (Simplified)

Your instructor might ask you to use journal articles for research and assignments. Follow this easy guide to find them!


1: Visit the Sault College Library website:

2: Click "Research" on the top menu bar 



3: You can find Journal articles in three places from here:

  • Program Guides: Information and resources chosen for specific programs
  • Databases A-Z: An interactive list of all databases in Library's system
  • Databases by Subject: All databases sorted by their primary subject

This guide will be using "Databases by Subject"



4: Click on the database category that is right for your research. Keep in mind, "General Databases" are those with wide varieties of subjects, and are excellent places to start. Try "Academic Search Premier", an excellent resource for both starting research, and finding information from various types of sources.



5. Click on the Full Text box under Limit Your Results

6. Enter your search terms

7. Click Search



8. Browse through the results. To view full article, click on PDF Full text or HTML Full Text



9. If you decide to use the article, you need to cite it. Click on the Cite Icon:



10. Select the desired citation style. Please note: it is your responsibility to confirm the accuracy of the citation in terms of format, punctuation, etc. as per the appropriate citation style guide before pasting it into your paper. The library has paper and electronic copies of the APA Citation Guide. Ask at the library front desk for details.

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