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Geography Research Guide: Finding Articles

Literature Reviews: An overview for graduate students

The literature review

Short Video - Finding Articles

Linking from the Index to the Full Text

    The tools listed to the right will lead you to scholarly articles. In all these databases, after you find a record for an article you want, look for a full text link. If you don't see one, look for a link, "Find Text @ MSU" which will search through all of our online journal vendors and also guide you to our catalog to see if MSU subscribes to the journal. Be sure to Ask a Librarian if you have difficulty connecting to the full text of a resource.

    Guide Information

    Journal Alerts: Find out how to receive an email or get an RSS feed whenever new publication content is available

    Search Alerts: Find out how to receive an email or get an RSS feed whenever a new content is available based on search criteria you design (e.g. keyword, subject, or author)

    Citation Tracking: Locate which articles are cited by future researchers

    Journal Impact Factors: Find out which journals have the highest impact factor (the most citations) for a particular subject area

    Theses and Dissertations: View the product of others' research.

    Tools for Finding Articles

    Subject Guide

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