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UBC Library Informatics for Nursing: MODULE 2: Finding articles

An overview of searching Academic Literature for Nursing students

2.01 Introduction to finding articles

In this module, you'll learn how to find articles published in journals, magazines, and newspapers.

- First we'll learn how to locate a specific article in the Library's collection.
- Then we'll look at how to find articles on a topic.

Every issue of a daily newspaper, a weekly magazine, a quarterly journal contains individual items or pieces called articles.

Each article generally has a distinct title and author. In order to accurately identify a particular article, we need to know:

  • the title and author of the article
  • the title of the journal (or magazine or newspaper) in which it was published
  • the date and volume number of the journal
  • the page numbers on which the article appeared

All this information is called a citation or bibliographic reference.