How to locate known articles:
You will find most of the articles for your project by searching the library databases, but there are also other ways to identify good articles. For example, your instructor may recommend a few good sources to help you get started; or you may find a good article in the list of references at the end of another article or in the bibliography of a book.
If you have the citation to an article that seems promising for your project, here are the steps to locate the full-text either in print or in electronic format.
Let's say you are looking for the following article:
Chia, S. C. How Social Influence Mediates Media Effects on Adolescents' Materialism. COMMUNICATION RESEARCH, v. 37 no. 3 (June 2010) p. 400-19
1) From the Quick Links section in this guide, click on "Journal Finder" (you can also go to the library home page (www.scu.edu) and click on "Journals and Magazines")
2) Enter the title of the journal you are looking for, in this case COMMUNICATION RESEARCH.
3) Now you have 3 choices