Finding Journal Articles: Family Sciences

The most current research on any academic topic is usually found in journal articles.

Step 1

Use databases to find articles on a particular topic.

    
      

Robertson Library licenses databases for the campus community and they can be accessed directly thorugh the campus network or if you are off campus you will be prompted for your UPEI credentials. Print indexes can be found in the Reference area on the Main Level, shelved alphabetically by title [note: some indexes are also shelved in compact storage].

Databases and print indexes relevant to Family Sciences include:

Title Description
SocINDEX with Full Text A sociology research database which provides over 2.1 million records with subject headings from a 20,000+ term sociological thesaurus.
Women's Studies International (EBSCOhost) Coverage includes more than 871,000 records and spans from 1972 and earlier to present, from over 2,000 periodicals. Despite its name, this database covers a broad range of gender-identity-related issues, not just "women's studies".
Academic Search Complete A multi-disciplinary database which provides full text for more than 8,500 periodicals, including full text for over 7,300 peer-reviewed journals.
Child Welfare Information Gateway Provides access to print and electronic publications, websites, databases, and online learning tools covering topics on child welfare.
ERIC (EBSCOhost) Provides access to education literature and resources. Contains 1.3 million+ records and links to 323,000+ fulltext documents from ERIC back to 1966.
CANSIM - Canadian Socio-Economic Information (Statistics Canada) Statistics Canada's key socioeconomic database. Updated daily, CANSIM provides access to a large range of the latest statistics available in Canada.
CBCA Complete (Proquest)

CBCA Complete, includes Education and Business in a single search.

 

Proquest's Guide to CBCA (note the tabs along the top for different parts of the guide)

JSTOR Arts & Sciences I - VIII, Complement Collections and Life Sciences

Provides access to archival & current issues of over 1,400 scholarly journals across 57 academic disciplines. Includes primary source materials.

Robertson Library does not subscribe to all of the JSTOR collections, so use Interlibrary Loan to request articles that are not available in JSTOR or the Library's other collections.

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Need help? See the "How to Search JSTOR" guide.

 

 

 

Beta from JSTOR:

JSTOR Labs has created an interesting new kind of search engine for finding articles within their collections that are "similar to" an article that you provide (upload PDF, does not have to be from JSTOR). If your topic does not require very recent articles, give it a try!
http://www.jstor.org/analyze/

PEN Nutrition Topics in PEN address the broad spectrum of practice in nutrition and dietetics including institutional care, primary health care, public/community health, consulting/private practice, food service management, professional education, food and the pharmaceutical industry and government. Recognized authorities on each topic or Knowledge Pathway addressed in PEN contribute to the identification of relevant literature from filtered and original sources and critically appraise, grade and synthesize that literature into key practice points or answers to practice questions.
PsycINFO Contains citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations, and technical reports in the field of psychology.
PubMed Comprises over 21 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals & online books.
SAGE Premier Collection Full text of over 600 journals published by SAGE in the fields of Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, Technology, and Medicine.
ScienceDirect Provides full text to peer-reviewed journals from Elsevier Science, including a large number of journals in the life sciences.
Web of Science (Backfile)

Backfile thru December 2009 for Web of Science (WOS) Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) & Arts & Humanities Citation Index (AHCI)

 

Why just the backfile? See the Web of Science Subscription 2010.

Step 2

Locate specific articles.

If you have a citation you can use the search box above to determine if the Library has the journal containing the article.

Alternately you can browse the Journal Titles List for titles to which the Library has print or fulltext electronic access.

If the Library does not have the journal containing the article, the article can be ordered through Interlibrary Loan.

Print journals are shelved alphabetically by title on the Upper Level. Those in microfilm or microfiche format are located in Special Collections on the Main Level.

 

Please contact the Library's Information Desk, 566-0696, for assistance.
 

Created by: Donald Moses, MLIS
Updated: August 2014
Revised by: Meghan Landry, BA, MLIS
Revised date: 8-March-2016