Citations, Articles, & Online Journals
Use the Citation Linker to see if UNH Library has access to a specific article.
Search the UNH Library Catalog by journal title, not by the title of the article. The catalog record(s) will indicate the format and years available.
Search the databases to find your topic and identify relevant articles, especially from academic or peer-reviewed journals.
Our databases are organized by subject and type; in many subject areas there are starred selections which librarians have recommended as starting points. Searching subject-specific databases is strongly recommended for most subject areas, such as health sciences, engineering, psychology, biological sciences, etc. Some databases also help identify relevant books, book chapters, conference proceedings, government publications, etc.
Don't use the library catalog as it can't search the contents of magazines, journals or newspapers.
A general database that covers a broad range of topics and is useful for finding popular magazine articles as well as some academic articles is Academic Search Premier. This can be a good introductory database to search but it's also recommended to search the subject-specific databases for better coverage of literature in a particular field of research.
Searching Within a Database
Using keywords for your topic is one way to search.
Many databases also have a thesaurus or subject heading list that helps identify terms that are used in that databases and these can often provide alternative or related terms to search.
Some databases also have limiters that are particular to that subject area, for example, grade level in an education database or time period in a history database.
Print Journals, Magazines, & Newspapers
Peer-reviewed journals, magazines, newspapers, and similar items are collectively called periodicals because each is published at regular intervals. Use these tips and guidelines for determining the difference between scholarly and popular magazine articles.
Current Periodicals include popular magazines, are normally 1-2 years old and shelved in alphabetical order in the Current Periodicals Room on Dimond Level 2. Bound Periodicals are normally older than 2 years and shelved in call number order in the Level 2 stacks.
In the science and engineering libraries, current and bound periodicals are shelved alphabetically by title in separate areas.
See the borrowing policies for information on checking out bound and current periodicals.
For More Help
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