WR 327 Technical Report Writing: Journal and magazine articles

Databases for finding journal articles

In addition to using a search engine such as Google Scholar to identify journal articles, effective researchers also rely on subject-specific databases that focus on particular disciplines. When you use a disciplinary database to identify articles, more of your results are going to be directly relevant to your topic.   

PSU Library subscribes to hundreds of databases. On almost all of the Library's subject guides, there will be a page identifying the databases that are important for that subject. Use these to help you navigate to databases in your field. 

Once you've found articles using the database, click the Find it @ PSU link to get to the full text of the article.

Selected Databases of Interest

Searching for a Known Article Video: PSU Library Catalog

Find a Specific Article

If you have an article citation, see whether or not the PSU Library holds the full text  or print article:

     1. Use Google Scholar from the PSU Library web site, enter the title of the article in the search box.

     2. If the article is available in full text or print, click on Find it @ PSU

     3. The Download Article link provides the full text article, the journal level for it, or the call number for the article in print. 

 If PSU Library does not have the article in full text or in print, order the article from Interlibray Loan & ArticleDelivery.