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Research Process

These pages offer an introduction to the research process at a very general level.

Search Within a Publication

Scholarly publications are often quite subject-specific, as they are written to disseminate research and promote academic discussion among professionals within that particular field. Therefore, searching within the publication in which your original article appeared may lead you to similar or related articles.

You may locate a particular publication within the Library by going to the Find a Resource tab on the Library's home page, also linked under Research Resources. Enter the name of the publication you would like to find and press search. The results screen will tell you if the Library subscribes to the publication, what years the Library subscribes to, and in which database(s) the full text is contained, as shown below.

Find a Research search results screen.

Click on the linked database name in order to browse the publication by volume/issue, or to search within the publication. Many databases will display a “Search within” box into which you can enter your keywords. In the EBSCOhost databases, however, you will need to first click on the “Search within this publication” link shown below in order to bring up the search screen.


Screenshot of an EBSCO publication page with the "Search within this publication" link highlighted.

Next, enter the keywords associated with your original article, as shown below. Your search results will likely include similar or related articles.


PsycARTICLES Advanced Search screen showing an example search within a particular journal.

Identifying Journals Relevant to Your Topic

View this brief video to learn how to identify scholarly journals relevant to your research topic and search within those journals.

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