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Cornerstone: Find Articles

Guide for Students in Freshman Cornerstone

In the Library


How to Search for Articles

Beginning an Article Search

There are many ways to begin when searching for scholarly articles. The library has a variety of scholarly journals representing many disciplines and subjects that are in print and available in your library building.


  1. Electronic Journals: Databases such as Academic Search Complete and JSTOR are good starting points and contain articles from journals representing a variety of disciplines and subjects.
  2. Print Journals: Print journals in the library are located on the lower and upper floors in the periodical sections. The upper (3rd) floor periodicals collection consists of journals relating to Education, Music and Art, in addition to popular magazines. The lower (1st) floor periodicals collection consists of journals relating to every other subject, including Religion, Philosophy, History, Science, Health, and more. At the very back on the lower (1st) floor of the library, you will find the library's back-issues of print periodicals in the Bound Periodicals section, along with back-issued Newspapers.
  3. Still can't find the article/journal you're searching for? Consult your Reference and Interlibrary Loan Librarian, Dr. Arthur Robinson. He can assist you in locating articles using our databases, or can request the article from another library if needed. 

Tips for Good Research

  • Identify your research topic 
  • Start in Reference 
    • all print Reference books are on the main floor of the library


  • Search for Books in the Online Catalog 
    • use your key terms to locate items
    • write down the call number to locate books on the shelf
    • use the URL link to access E-BOOKs
  • Search for Articles in GALILEO Databases
    • we recommend you start with Academic Search Complete 
    • limit your search to "Peer-reviewed" articles
    • use "PDF Full-Text" to view full articles
  • If your article has no PDF or HTML Full-text option
  • Cite your sources & write annotations
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