Steps to Finding Articles
Locate a database from the list to the right (e.g., Medline)
Search the database with keywords using filters to limit dates, types of resources, other terms, etc.
Use the full text links (pdf versions are preferred) within the database to view article
Use or SFX to link to full text articles available in other databases
Articles not at UWF
|Why can't I get into the databases?||Make sure you are logged on from the library home page. Use your Argonet username and password.|
|Why isn't my account working?||Contact the Circulation Department (850-474-2414) or http://libguides.uwf.edu/circulation|
|If I can't see full text articles in the database, am I out of luck?||Most databases have a FINDIT link that will attempt to find the full text version of the article in another database|
|How can I tell if UWF has a book or a journal?||Check the online catalog by title for a book or journal|
|What do databases do?||They allow you to search for journal articles and other resources by subject or keyword|
|Is there a list of online journals?||Yes, there is an e-journal list on the third tab of the library home page. Many are also listed in the online catalog.|
|Is there a list of online books?||Search for online books in the online catalog by limiting to an online format or use the facets on the side of the screen to narrow to online resources|
|How can I find articles on my topic?||Use a database. A multidisciplinary database is OneSearch, the first tab on the Library's home page. Others are listed alphabetically and by subject . You may also identify databases by using research guides.|
|I am getting frustrated, can I get some help?||Yes, contact the reference staff on Chat or email, call us (850-474-2424), or contact a subject specialist|
The FINDIT link takes me to a database but I don't see my article; what do I do?
|Sometimes, the link doesn't work as well as it should. If you are linked to another database, but not directly to the article, search the database by table of contents or by subject and author.|
|IF FINDIT doesn't list a full text option, what do I do?||You may request the article from interlibrary loan. Be sure to identify yourself as a distance learner if you are requesting books and are over 50 miles from a UWF campus.|
|Can I use Google Scholar to find articles?||Yes, many articles are listed there and you may even be linked back to a UWF database to see the full text. If you are blocked or asked for a fee, make sure you log in and check the e-journal list to see if we have an online subscription. It is a good idea to use our online databases to search and not limit yourself to Google.|
If I used OneSearch, do I need to use any other databases?
|OneSearch, like many general databases, will include something on almost any topic and it includes results from many database but not all of them. The most comprehensive coverage of a topic is in a subject specific database such as Psycinfo for Psychology or ERIC for Education.|
|There is no book on my topic, what do I do?||Try using a broader or different term and use synonyms to make sure you are not missing relevant sources. Don't hesitate to ask for help from the librarians!|
Use RefWorks to manage citations from journals, books, documents, and internet sites.
First time users will need to create an account which will permit a user to store citations indefinitely for repeated use.
Once records are in RefWorks, they can be added to folders, and bibliographies can be created in a preferred style.
Use the Refworks Tutorial to learn more about this useful database.
RefWorks is accessible from the list of online databases on the homepage.