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Where and how do I get relevant articles?
For short video tutorials on how to use EBSCOhost, click here.
Articles are found in periodicals, which are publications issued at regular intervals, such as academic journals, magazines, and newspapers.The Emmaus Library provides you with access to the articles in these types of periodicals through physical copies (located next to the children's rooms) and through electronic databases such as EBSCOhost.
EBSCOhost is a platform that makes searching for the articles you need much quicker than flipping through journal after journal trying to find something relevant to your topic.
How do I choose a database?
1. When you select the EBSCOhost link, you will be taken to a list of EBSCOhost services. For college students, select the first option, EBSCOhost Web.2. This will take you to a list of database options. Read the detailed descriptions on this page to choose the appropriate database(s) based on the topic you are researching. You can select multiple databases to search at the same time by clicking the checkboxes next to the database titles.
3. For recommendations on which databases to choose, see the appropriate Research Guide or ask a librarian.
Depending on the database you are using, articles may be displayed in different formats:
Types of Periodicals
On the search page of the database you're using, look for the options to limit your results by scholarly journal, peer-reviewed journals, industry publications, or other similar options.Here's a brief overview of the types of periodicals you'll run into:
Portions of this page taken from Johnson & Wales University.
What do I do if the full-text of the article isn't available?
1. Write down the citation of the article in it's entirety.
Example: Sarot, Marcel. "Pastoral Counseling and the Compassionate God." Pastoral Psychology 43.3 (1995): 185-190.
2. Check the Emmaus catalog to see if we have this journal.
Example: Search Pastoral Psychology as a title. If the title of the journal is listed with a REF call number, the Emmaus library as copies of this journal.
3. Go to the back of the library and find the journal in the bound journals section. Journals are organized alphabetically by title.
4. Once you've found the shelves that have the journal title, look for the volume and/or year on the spine of the journal.
5. Once you've found the volume, look inside for the correct issue; within the issue, find the page numbers you're looking for.
6. Although these journals cannot be taken out of the library, you're welcome to make a copy of the article on the copy machine for 10 cents per page.
Note: In the event that Emmaus does not have the journal or specific volume you're looking for and you're fairly confident that the article would be key for your paper, email Mr. Rush with the entire citation and ask if he can get the article from another library.
The turnaround time for this is usually a day or two, so don't wait until the last minute!