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Graduate Student Survival Guide: Finding Articles

Off Campus Connect

If you are using FAU's online resources from off campus, please authenticate yourself by logging in at Off Campus Connect.

Why Use Web of Science?

Web of Science covers all disciplines, not just science. The Cited Reference Search is used to find any authors that have cited a particular article. Basic search results can be sorted by number of times cited, indicating the most influential articles on a topic. 

Selected Library Databases

Databases are great for finding information for your research paper. In the databases, you will find peer-reviewed or scholarly articles for your research. Use a database to find full text articles. To access these databases, start with the FAU Libraries homepage at https://library.fau.edu. If you're off campus, go to our Off Campus Connect page to log in. Next, click on the Databases tab (at the top right side of the blue box). You may then search for a database by entering its name in the search box or click on "Browse Databases by Title" (below the search box) to view databases alphabetically, or by subject (Use the "All Subjects" drop-down menu at the top left side of the screen for a subject, e.g., social sciences).

Locating Full-Text Articles

Select Find it @ FAU if the article you are looking for does not appear as full text in the database.

Special Collections

Don't forget to check out the FAU Libraries Special Collections and Digital Library Collections!