- There are a number of ways to find journal, magazine, and newspaper articles. You can search WINDOW or you can search individual Research Databases.
Finding Articles using WINDOW
- WINDOW is the single search box on the library's homepage.
- WINDOW searches many research databases (in addition to the Bluffton Catalog).
- Enter your search terms and click on the Search button.
- This will take you to the main page for WINDOW.
- Your results will include both books and articles. On the left side of the screen, you can limit your results, for example, to academic journals.
Finding Articles using Research Databases
- Searching individual databases is also a good way to proceed. It’s a way to focus your search. While WINDOW searches many databases, searching an individual database allows you to focus on one subject area. You might decide to search a business database, or one in the area of sociology, psychology, education, etc.
- Often an individual database (e.g. Academic Search Complete) offers more specialized options for refining your search than WINDOW does.
- Musselman Library has access to more than 200 research databases. Visit the library’s website to see both alphabetical and subject listings of these databases.
NOTE: for information about accessing articles that are not fulltext in the databases, please see the Interlibrary Loan box below.