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How to Find Articles

Having trouble finding articles? Find out where to start, and what to do when the article you need is not available at the UHSP Library.

Why Use Articles

Articles can further your research

As opposed to books, articles are helpful when...
  • You need really current research or information

  • Your interest is specific, not broad (and you have a good background understanding of your topic)

  • Required in your assignment or by your professor (primary research, peer-reviewed article, eye-witness accounts, etc.)

Where to Find Articles

Journals

Journals are periodicals, newspapers, or magazines that contain articles on a particular subject or professional activity. They are usually published by a special group, society or professional organization. if you are looking for information from a certain source or with a specific focus, you may want to search with a specific journal. 


Databases

Databases are indexes that allow you to search multiple journals, at the same time. You can use databases to find articles from journals, newspapers, and magazines (periodicals). In a multidisciplinary or subject-specific database, you can search by article author, title, or keyword.

Use databases when you want to research a topic from multiple sources.

Understanding Article Citations

A citation is a reference to a source of information which helps you locate the information.

Citations include identifying information, such as the author, journal title, date of publication, volume, etc.

Citation in EBSCO databases


Elements of the citation:

  • Journal Title: (Listed as Source) American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy 
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Volume: 72
  • Issue: 23
  • Pages: 2101-2105
  • Article Title: History and future of critical care pharmacy practice.

Authors: Benedict, Neal. Hess, Mary M.

A citation is a reference to a source of information which helps you locate the information.

Citations include identifying information, such as the author, journal title, date of publication, volume, etc.

Citation in PubMed


Elements of the Citation:

  • Journal Title: 

    • Abbreviated title: Res Social Adm Pharm. 

    • Full Journal title: Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy (RSAP)

  • Publication Year: 2019

  • Volume: 15

  • Issue: 9

  • Pages: 1057-1067

  • PMID (UNIQUE PubMed ID): 230685443

  • Article Title: Pharmacy-led interventions to improve medication adherence among adults with diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis

  • Authors: Bobby Presley, Wim Groot, and Milena Pavlova  

A citation is a reference to a source of information which helps you locate the information.

Citations include identifying information, such as the author, journal title, date of publication, volume, etc.

Citation in JSTOR

Elements of the Citation:

  • Journal Title: Pharmacy in History

  • Publication Year: 1961

  • Volume: 6 

  • Issue: 1

  • Pages: 1-7

  • Article Title: President's Address: The utility of pharmacy's history

  • Author: Griffenhagen, George