Step 1: Choose a database

Go to our Journal Articles page to learn how to select a database for your research.

Step 2: Enter your search terms

Use the following search tips to get relevant results:

  • Connect keywords with AND.  Example: cloning AND humans.
  • Connect synonyms with OR.  Example: indian OR native OR first nation.
  • Use truncation to expand results.  Example: Canada* retrieves Canada, Canadian and Canadians.

Step 3: Read your search results

Step 4: Locate the journal article

If the article is available online you will see fulltext links in your search results or a Get it! button.  Click to read or download the article.

If fullttext is not available online, first check to see if it is availabe in print at Carleton library:

  1. Write down the journal title, volume and issue number, and pages for the article.
  2. Open another browser window to the library homepage and select the Journals tab.
  3. Search for the journal title your wrote down.
  4. Verify that we own the right volume and issue number.

If the article is not available online or in print at Carleton library: