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AGRI 100H Jordan College Honors Seminar

Indexes to Journal Articles (and Beyond)

Ways to Find Journal Articles
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1. Use Library Databases

The Library subscribes to many databases that have or link to scholarly articles

♦  Some article databases, such as Academic Search Ultimate, index articles in magazines
    and newspapers as well as articles in scholarly journals,
    but offer ways to limit your search results to scholarly journals.

♦   Some databases, such as Web of Science, only indexes scholarly journals, books, and conference proceedings.

♦   Discipline-specific databases, such as AGRICOLA, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, FSTA,
    Education Research Complete, PubMed, BIOSIS, and SciFinder, take broader views of scholarly/professional literature
    and also index publications types such as dissertations, books and book chapters, conference proceedings,
    and technical reports.
    Most of these databases will allow you to limit your search results to only scholarly journals.
 

2. Use Google Scholar

♦ Indexes a variety of publication types including scholarly journal articles.

♦ Does not have a way to limit results to only scholarly journals.
 

3. Use a Known Item 

♦ Look backwards in the literature by looking up references from the works cited section.

♦ Look forward in the literature by seeing who cited an item.

Web of Science databases, Google Scholar, and some other databases and publisher websites give you Cited and Cited By references.

Academic Search Ultimate
Index to news magazines and scholarly journals in a wide variety of subjects.
  ♦  Limit your search to scholarly journals by checking the box: Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals

Web of Science Core Collection
Multidisciplinary & very current.
Citations from ~8,500 of the most prestigious, high impact research journals in the world.
Also provides cited reference searching: navigate forward and backward through the literature from a specific article.
   ♦  Quick Reference Guide


PubAg (Open Access Searching)
A portal from the National Agricultural Library to open-access full-text articles relevant to the agricultural sciences, along with citations to peer-reviewed journal articles with links to publisher sites and elsewhere for full-text access. PubAg covers all of the core topics of the agricultural sciences including nutrition, food safety, food quality, animal and crop production and protection, natural resources, sustainable agricultural systems, rural development, agricultural economic and policy issues, agricultural imports and exports, agricultural statistics, extramural research, and Extension education.

CINAHL Plus  (1982-    )
Nursing and allied health literature.

Agricola   (1970-    )
Covers material acquired by the National Agricultural Library (NAL) and cooperating institutions in the agricultural and related sciences. Citations are primarily to journal articles and book chapters, but include other type of resources.

CAB Abstracts (1973-     ) 
International coverage of agriculture, forestry, and allied life and applied sciences. Citations to journal articles, books, conference papers, and reports in the fields of agriculture; animal and veterinary sciences; environmental sciences; human health, food and nutrition; leisure and tourism; microbiology and parasitology; and plant sciences.

FSTA: Food Science and Technology Abstracts   (1969-     )  ***2 simultaneous users***
International coverage of food science, food technology and nutrition. Covers all the major food commodities, biotechnology and microbiology, as well as food safety, additives, nutrition, packaging and pet foods. Publication types include journal articles, patents, reviews, standards, books, reports and conference proceedings.
• You can limit your search results to academic journals

PubMed (this is the Library's link to PubMed)
U.S. National Library of Medicine database with citations to biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.
• Includes links to open-access full text articles and other related resources.
• Going to PubMed via Madden Library gives you access to more resources via 

MEDLINE Web of Science interface to the National Library of Medicine's biomedical literature database

More databases

Agricola   (1970-    )
Covers material acquired by the National Agricultural Library (NAL) and cooperating institutions in the agricultural and related sciences. Citations are primarily to journal articles and books, but include other type of resources.
 • Limit your search results to academic journals

CAB Abstracts (1973-     ) 
International coverage of agriculture, environmental sciences, food & nutrition, etc.
Citations to journal articles, books, conference papers, and reports.
Limit your search results to academic journals

BIOSIS Citation Index [Web of Science]  (1926-     )
Citations with abstracts to worldwide biological and medical literature. Content from journals, meetings, patents, and books.

PubMed (this is the Library's link to PubMed)
U.S. National Library of Medicine database with citations to biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.
• Includes links to open-access full text articles and other related resources.
• Going to PubMed via Madden Library gives you access to more resources via 

MEDLINE Web of Science interface to the National Library of Medicine's biomedical literature database

FSTA: Food Science and Technology Abstracts   (1969-     )  ***2 simultaneous users***
International coverage of food science, food technology and nutrition. Covers all the major food commodities, biotechnology and microbiology, as well as food safety, additives, nutrition, packaging and pet foods. Publication types include journal articles, patents, reviews, standards, books, reports and conference proceedings.
• You can limit your search results to academic journals

More databases

Education Research Complete
Scholarly research and information relating to all areas of education.
Limit your search to scholarly journals by checking the box: Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals

Agricola   (1970-    )
Covers material acquired by the National Agricultural Library (NAL) and cooperating institutions in the agricultural and related sciences. Citations are primarily to journal articles and books, but include other type of resources.
 • Limit your search results to academic journals

More databases

Business Source Ultimate
All areas of business, including marketing, in scholarly journals, trade publications, and magazines.
You can limit your search to scholarly journals

ABI/Inform Global [ProQuest]
Business conditions, management techniques, business trends, management practice and theory, corporate strategy and tactics, and competitive landscape.

More databases

Google Scholar (with Fresno State library access links)

Peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations.  Also includes patents.

How do I get the article without paying?

If Google Scholar's links don't get you to the article text or you are asked to pay for the article, use the Find It @ Fresno State link:
it will connect to our e-subscriptions, catalog, and our Interlibrary Loan form.
If the Find It @ Fresno State link does not appear, click on the double arrow on the end of the last row of the reference entry

Is it an article or something else?

Note the type of content you can find via Google Scholar.  Re-visit the About Scholarly Articles page of this guide, or the Library's FAQ What is this citation for ... ?   if you don't know if it is a citation to a book, article, or book chapter.