I need to find scholarly peer reviewed journals- I can access the library but can never find these. Do I need another log-in?
Hi Michael, I'm the UC librarian. In order to bring up articles and their full text, you will first need to go through the UC library portal and type in your username and password. Here's the URL:
Go to: https://login.apu.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://www.apu.edu/library/
After you login you will be at the library's main page.
To find articles on your topic, type a few key words in the All: Quick Search box and click Go.
You will likely get many many results, which is fine. I suggest starting with large results and then narrowing.
You can narrow on the left side. First click the box next to "Peer Reviewed" which narrows to scholarly articles.
Then scroll down a few inches and in the date box type 2015 and 2016 (or how far back you can go with your searches for this assignment) and click "apply." You now will have fewer items to look at.
The articles are sorted by "relevance" which means the search tries to put the most useful items at the top. You may find excatly what you need in the top 5-10 items. Any article with a PDF icon will bring up the full text. Any article with the full text icon will also bring up the HTML version of the full text. If there is no full text you can click on "Full Text Finder" and the full text may be in another of our databases or try some of the links on the Full Text Finder page that comes up such as Google Scholar. If nothing brings up the full text than click on Article Reach. You will be asked to type three things 1) your First or Last Name, 2) Your University College ID# which is the same as your UC ID # (not your username) and 3) your PIN, your PIN is exactly the same number as your UC ID #. The next screen will be the ArticleReach form populated with your article information. Double check the red areas are filled in (Title of the Journal and the Date information). Then scroll down to the bottom and on the left click on the Submit button. You will receive your article in 48 hours or less into your UC email.
Please let me know if you need more help. Glad to do it.
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