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English 123 - Library Research Checklist: Journal Articles

Library resources, services, and strategies

What is an Academic Journal Article?

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Cite What You Find!

Cite what you find - avoid plagiarism!  Use these -

CNU citation guides (MLA guide under construction)

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Style Manual: Strunk and White, The Elements of Style

Recommended Databases

Off-Campus Access - easy access to the Library resources from off campus! Just login to CNU Connect - the link to the "Library Databases" is at the top of the page, in the champagne bar.

Finding the Full Text

Use "Journal Finder" - either the link near the article citation, or on the Library's home page.  Just type in the journal name and check for the date you need.

If there are no results -
Use ILL@CNU, the Interlibrary Loan system to request the article you need
Check for holdings at other local libraries, and take your VTC card and go get the article yourself. More information about the VTC card is under the "Books" tab above.

Scholarly Articles vs. Popular Articles

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