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COM 4930: Undergraduate Research Methods: Locating an Article

Best Practices for Locating an Article

1.       Identify the title of the magazine or journal (Example:  Journal of Business Communication) and date from the reference to the article that you need.


2.       Go to the FAU Libraries home page by typing in 


3.       Under “Quick Links” click on “Electronic Journals,” which is an alphabetical list of journals that we have online, and type in the name of the journal (Example:   Journal of Business Communication).


4.       Locate a database (Example: Business Source Premier) where your journal and year can be found, and click on the database name.


5.       In the database, click on the year of the journal that you need, and locate by date and page numbers (or title) your article.


Examples:    Lauring, Jakob  (2011).  Intercultural organizational communication: the social organizing of interaction

                                in international encounters.  Journal of Business Communication48(3):  231-255.