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Information Science: Articles

Open Access Databases & Free Resources

Tips When Searching for Articles

Begin by going to the Databases tab on the library home page and choosing a database in the alphabetical list. I've listed some recommended databases here.

If you find that the article you are looking for is not available online, don't be too concerned. Not everything is available electronically.  With the title, issue number, year, and page numbers in hand, check out the UNT Library Catalog. Do a journal title search and check to see if our library holds a print copy. If not, you can put in a request from another library using our Interlibrary Loan ILLiad system.

Searching Databases

Boolean logic is used to search most databases.  By using connecting terms like AND, NOT, and OR searches can be broadened or narrowed. 

Below is a brief tutorial, (0:27) explaining how Boolean logic works.  

Boolean Logic

This last video is a lighter take on Boolean logic, (6:54).  Along with a good laugh, the video provides expert information on how to properly conduct a search using a database or search engine.

Search smarter, search faster

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Using Find Articles


If you have a particular article you are trying to find, the Find Articles tool is an excellent option for quickly locating the article. Here is a quick tutorial on using this tool. For a complete tutorial, see the Find Articles Workshop classpage.

  • Go to the Library homepage. Notice that the Online Articles tab is already selected.

Online articles search option

  • Click on Advanced Search. This will take you to the Find Articles search page.

Old advanced article search option

  •  Fill in the information you have on the article (author, title, volume, issue, etc.) and select Search.

If your article is not retrieved, double check your search for spelling errors. One little mistake and your article will not be retrieved!


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