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Where can I find scholarly articles?

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There are many ways to find scholarly articles online.

Search Strategy
It is important to have a good search strategy. Check out our InfoQuest Tutorial on getting started with your research: http://library.royalroads.ca/infoquest-tutorials

Search Tools and Databases
There are many tools you can use to search for articles:

GoogleScholar:

GoogleScholar is a freely accessible tool for searching for scholarly articles from all fields of study. Be sure to access it through the library website in order to avoid paywalls. Check out our library guide for more information: http://libguides.royalroads.ca/scholar

Specialized Databases:

Royal Roads library has specialized databases that allow you to conduct searches in a specific subject area. Access to these databases is available here: http://library.royalroads.ca/article-database. Check out the library's subject guides for your field of study to find a list of databases relevant to your discipline: http://libguides.royalroads.ca/browse.php

Citation Chaining
Once you have found a few good articles that are particularly relevant for you topic, take a look at their reference lists. Search for the titles of these articles in Discovery or Google Scholar. If you are using Google Scholar, use the “related articles” and “cited by” features in the results list to explore resources related to pertinent articles.


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