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UCC101 Academic and Professional Skills: Planning for Success

Are you looking for Journal Articles on a topic?

Watch the video on Articles, Journals & Databases to learn about peer-reviewed journal articles published in academic journals. These journals are published on a regular basis and indexed by databases to help you find and access the content of the journal articles easily.

 

There are several ways to search for journal articles on the USC Library Website, but in TPP101 start with ‘Discover’  which searches across most databases, journal articles and library resources.

 

Discover is available on the library home page.

 

In the ‘Advanced Search’ option (recommended for journal articles) Discover is the first green radio button automatically selected.

 

Deciding which journal articles to use

Click on the title of an interesting resource, and review the Description (also called the Abstract).  Is it useful for your research?

When you have decided that the journal article looks useful, click on a link within the "View Online" area of the record.  This link takes you into a Database, which gives you full text access to the article you are after (in this case it is the Wiley Online Library):

You are now within the Database which gives you access to this journal article.  The Wiley Online Library has taken you to the Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, volume 62, Issue 1 in 2018.  Your journal article title is "The enduring value of study skills":

Each Database will look a little different, but always choose the PDF version of the article:

 

 

Review this short video to learn why you should choose the PDF version: PDF vs HTML: https://youtu.be/KLzwZAiYg2s  (1:49 min)

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