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AFM - Research and Referencing Skills: Find Articles

Guide for AFM 1st Year Students, with special emphasis on those taking SPCOM 111 and/or AFM 121 (Winter 2014), focusing on Research and Referencing

Find Articles

Find articles using the Library's Databases.

Retrieving Articles

If the full text of the article is not in the Database itself...

   ...click on the Get It! Waterloo logo OR search the Library catalogue (Omni). If searching by article title does not give any results, try searching for the JOURNAL title.

Selected Resources for Academic/Scholarly Articles

Selected Resources for Popular Articles/News Items

Google & Google Scholar

There is nothing wrong with using Google and/or Google Scholar as long as you take care to evaluate what you find and from where it's coming.

Items found through a Google Scholar search can generally be expected to be from reputable and/or academic sources. Treat it like any other Database (not necessarily comprehensive) and don't use it exclusively.

In both cases, take advantage of the various searching techniques available through the Advanced Search, such as phrase searching and domain designation.

Search Google Scholar

Search Google