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Geography: searching for articles : Introduction

Version 2.0 (2013)

Introduction

This tutorial is an introduction to using online databases to search for journal articles in geography.  We suggest you work through each step on a computer.  You'll learn a lot more that way than you will by just reading it!

Introduction

Library Home Page

There are several approaches to searching for journal articles starting from our Library Home page:

Summon.  Search for journal, magazine, and newspaper articles as well as books. If you want only journal articles, you can limit your search.  Summon is multidisciplinary and can be a great place to start your search.  However, if you do search Summon for journal articles and do not find enough information or are not finding the right kind of information, consider searching some of our databases in addition.  Otherwise, you may miss some important resources. Learn more about Summon from our guide.

Databases:  Search for journal articles and more.  This tutorial is an introduction to using online databases to search for journal articles in geography.  We suggest you work through each step on a computer.  You'll learn a lot more that way than you will by just reading it!