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All our databases either have the full text of an article or provide you a way to find the full text elsewhere online, in a physical journal in our library, or through interlibrary loan.
Alternatively, if you have the full citation, search the journal's name in Journal Finder to see if we have access to the year you need.
These steps still not working for you? Ask a librarian at the Reference Desk, or see our Research Guide on database tutorials for help finding full text from a specific database:
Looking at several aspects of the article can help you determine if it's scholarly/academic.
What are the author's credentials? Do they have an advanced degree? Are they a researcher/professor in the subject matter the article is about?
If the author is a journalist or writer, they are probably writing for a more general audience rather than for scholars.
What does the journal specialize in, and what is it's audience? Scholarly journals often specialize in a specific research topic or range of topics, and their audiences are other scholars and students rather than the general public. However, some scholarly journals have very broad scopes; Science, for example, is a prestigious journal that publishes research in all areas of science.
Examples of scholarly/academic journals: Science, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, Augustinian Studies, MIT Sloan Management Review. You should be able to find information about the scholarly journal on its website. It should have information about what it publishes, often called "Aims & Scope," and about its peer review.
How are the sources cited?
How specialized is the topic, and how is the article laid out?
Want a second opinion? Feel free to ask a Librarian at the Reference Desk.
This FAQ will help you find op-eds / opinion articles from national newspapers using library resources.
Geisel Library provides you access to NYTimes.com. You'll need to create an account while on campus, and then you'll be able to log in from anywhere. Find the Opinion section in the top menu bar, and then you'll be able to browse by columnist or topic.
The library also has newspaper content in several library databases, usually as recent as the articles in today's print edition of the paper. Follow the directions below to find opinion articles from major U.S. newspapers: the Boston Globe, the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, and the Los Angeles Times.
Click the link and then follow the steps below.
You'll see a landing page like this. Click Advanced Search.
From the Advanced Search page, "pubid(46045)" should be in the first search box. In the second search box, type "opinion" and choose "Section - SEC" from the dropdown menu next to it. Then click Search. Your results will be the most recent opinion articles in the Boston Globe.
Click the link below. You'll start on the Advanced Search page. All you need to do is type "opinion" in the search box and select "Section - SEC" from the drop-down menu.
Go to the database U.S. Newsstream, linked below. The same directions can be followed for each newspaper.
From the landing page, click Advanced Search, linked just below the title of the database (U.S. Newsstream).
In one box, type "opinion" and select "Section - SEC" from the drop-down menu next to it. In the other box, type the name of the newspaper (Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, or Los Angeles Times) and select "Publication title - PUB" from the drop-down menu. Click Search!
Still having trouble? Ask a librarian at the Reference Desk, or see our Research Guide on database tutorials for help with a specific database:
Check out our Research Guide for database tutorials, or ask a librarian at the Reference Desk.
That depends on which citation style you're using. Here are some examples:
Brennan, Gillian E. "The Cheese and the Welsh: Foreigners in Elizabethan Literature." Renaissance Studies, vol. 8, no. 1, 1994, pp. 40-64. Wiley Online Library, https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1477-4658.1994.tb00380.x.
Abben, D. R. (2015). Unlike the cheese, performance management does not stand alone. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 8(1), 119-121. https://doi.org/10.1017/iop.2015.9
Noblett, William. "Cheese, Stolen Paper, and the London Book Trade, 1750-99." Eighteenth-Century Life 38, no. 3 (Fall 2014): 100-110. ProjectMUSE.
Yeluri Jonnala BR, McSweeney PLH, Sheehan JJ, Cotter PD. 2018. Sequencing of the cheese microbiome and its relevance to industry. Front Microbiol [Internet]. [cited 12 July 2018];9:1020. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2018.01020
Ask a librarian at the Reference Desk, or see our Citing Sources research guide for more help:
When using Discovery from the library homepage, you will be able to log in after doing a search. From the search results page, click the “Off Campus? Log in to access full text and more content” link in the top right corner of the page.
Simply go to your desired database from our database list, or from the Find Articles tab of a Research Guide, and you'll be prompted to login. Once you have logged into one, you should be able to access others without logging in again. But eventually, your authentication will time out, and you'll need to log back in.
Whether going through Discovery or a different database, you'll be prompted to log in via Okta.
Log in with your Saint Anselm email and password. If you are already logged into another Okta app like Canvas, you should not be prompted to log in again.
If your question is about a database login screen other than Okta, please email the reference librarians at email@example.com. (Many databases allow you to create personal accounts to save research.)
If we don't have the full text of an article online, sometimes we have a physical copy in the library--especially for older articles. If the catalog record indicates the location as "Periodicals (Lower Level)," check for "LIBRARY HAS" to see which volumes and issues we have for that title:
If we have it in the normal print journal format, it may say "PAPER." Or it may say "MICROFILM," which you'll need to use our special scanner to read.
For more information on navigating our Periodicals collection, which contains print periodicals, microfilm, and microfiche, see our Periodicals Guide: