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Introduction to Library Research for Athletes: Finding Articles

Finding Specific Articles, Journals, and Databases

  1. Find the full text of a specific article by using the library's Articles search.
  2. Find specific journals by title (ex. Social Science & Medicine) using the Online Journal Titles page.
  3. Find specific research databases  (ex. Pubmed) using the Research Databases page.

Can't find the article? Request articles that Duke doesn't own using interlibrary requests.

Finding a general database

General databases are good places to start when looking for articles on a research topic.

Finding a subject-specific database

The library subscribes to hundreds of specialized databases on subject areas ranging from engineering to art history. Here's how to begin using subject-specific databases:

Finding Articles

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Review the slides above to learn:  

  • What a database is
  • What kinds of databases you can use to research a topic
  • How to browse databases from the library's website