Library Research Guide
Search for and locate journal articles through K-State Libraries' Search It. Enter keywords related to your topic in the search box. Search It indicates when the full text of an article is available online and when a paper copy of the article is available in the Libraries. If the article is not available online or in print, request articles through Interlibrary Loan.
1. Select the tab "Books, articles + more". Enter keywords related to topic in the Search It search box.
2. Search results will include books, journal articles, and more.
3. Click on "Peer-reviewed journals" to limit results to journal articles, specifically from journals with articles reviewed by other scholars prior to publishing.
4. If the full text of the article is available online, Search It will indicate that with a green dot. Click on View It to link to the full text.
5. Search It displays a grey button when the full text of an article is not online.
6. When an article is not available online or in print from the Libraries, request a copy using Interlibrary Loan.
Click through each tab for a step-by-step guide explaining how to find articles using JSTOR.
The databases link is located on the Libraries' homepage in the Search It box.
Bonus: Tags are used to label databases with unique features (lexile scores) or types of sources (primary sources, music, or videos)
Find JSTOR at the bottom of the "J" page.
Advanced Search offers options to focus your search so that you don't get 100,000 irrelevant articles.
America: History and Life complements JSTOR. You can access older journals in JSTOR, but you cannot access the most recent 3-5 years of articles in JSTOR. Use America: History and Life to locate more recent scholarship.
Only six people can be in the database at a time. Be patient and check back frequently!
You can find databases by: