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CJN 101: Introduction to Communication (Suffolk University): Find a Specific Journal Article

Recommended for students in Suffolk University's "Introduction to Communication" course (CJN-101).

Finding an Article From a Complete Citation:

If you are looking for the online availability of a particular article and have a complete citation like:

Kian, E.M. (2008). Study examines stereotypes in two national newspapers. Newspaper Research Journal, 29, 38-49.

enter the title of the journal in your citation, Newspaper Research Journal, in the eJournal search box.


A list of databases will likely display, indicating which database has which years of the journal. Enter keywords to search for a specific journal article: an author's surname and a word from the title is a good way to proceed:


Search results will display. Click the "Link to Full Text" to see the full article.






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More on Deciphering Citations

If you're unclear about which part of the citation is the title of the journal, take a look at the help guide Citations: Deciphering and Using Them.

More on Finding Articles

The instructions in the box to the left ("Finding an Article From a Complete Citation") are excerpted from the library guide Full-Text Journal Articles: How to Track Them From a Citation. That guide provides more assistance in finding an online copy of a particular article through our Sawyer Library databases, explaining how to find an article from a partial cite, how to track a journal using the Online Catalog, and how to use the Citation Linker Tool.