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A guide to linguistics resources in UVic Libraries

How to Find Journal Articles

  • If you know the exact title of the article, use Library Search, put " " around the title to run an exact search.
  • For journal articles dated back long time ago which can not be located in Library Search,
    • First find the journal, note the call number.
    • Use the "Show me Where" link found on the right hand side of the book record to see where in the library, or sometimes on Campus the journal can be found.
    • Go to the book stacks to locate the volume# and issue# where your article was published.

Option 1: scan the reference list/bibliography of articles/books you already have to find citations of articles of interest to you.

Option 2: search for the articles/books you already have in Google Scholar to see what journal articles have cited them.

Option 3: search for the articles/books you already have in Web of Science to see what journal articles have cited them.

  • Identify search terms, synonyms, variant spellings and related words(See "Getting Started")
  • Combine your search terms with operators and truncation/wildcard symbols.
  • Run searches in the databases recommended in this guide. See here for more tips on database search. 
  • If you like, you can also start your searches in the Library Search, use the filters to limit the results to Scholarly & Peer-reviewed journal articles.
  • You can also try Google Scholar, which sometimes may help you identify better key words.

Databases, Journals, Working Papers

The following databases have very good coverage of peer-reviewed scholarly journal articles in the subject area. 

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