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CSUS 802 Foundations of Interdisciplinary Research: Article Research

Kimberly Chung, Fall 2020

Helpful MSU Links

Current CSUS Graduate Student Resources

MSU Libraries
24/7 support line Distance Learning Services (DLS)
Ask - A - Librarian services
IT Support
Browzine - the Journal App
Collaborative Technology Labs
Keeping-up with the Literature
MSU Print for Library printing
Plotter printing FAQs
Library MakeCentral Supplies List

Library FAQs, including:
Borrowing periods and from elsewhere.
Lockers?: A limited number of lockers are available in the Main Library to support the academic needs of MSU students and faculty who can apply at the Patron Services Desk. Library materials that have not been checked out can not be stored in lockers.

Book Carts: Book carts, for moving books within the building or to your car, may be checked out at the Patron Services Desk.

Book Delivery: Book delivery is not an option for Graduate Students

Requesting Articles

Citation Search

Citation searching

  • If you have a citation to an article, the easiest way to locate the article is to look up the title of the article using SearchPlus. You may want to enclose the title in quotes [" "], and possibly include the title of the journal also.
  • Another way to locate the article is to look up the title of the journal in the catalog
    • Identify whether we own the journal and the format, print or electronic. 
    • If in electronic format, do we have that year/volume? If yes, you can click on the link provided to go directly to the online articles and find the one you need. 
    • If it is not online, do we have it in print?  If so, identify the call number and go to the stacks to find the proper volume and issue.  If we do not own the journal or issue, you can request the article through Interlibrary Services.
  • DOI Search: DOI stands for Digital Object Identifier.
    • If you have a DOI to an article, the easiest way to locate the article is to look up the title of the article using SearchPlus.
    • OR: Go to the DOI system link resolver page and use their lookup service []
    • OR: Google the entire DOI phrase "doi:10.1016/j.appdev.2009.07.002" You will then be taken to the webpage for the article on the publisher's website. Important!  The full-text of the article will only be available if the publisher recognizes that you are an MSU student and if we have a subscription to the journal.

Database List - Databases by Subject and Discilpine

Databases - Environment

Article Databases - Social Sciences

Not finding what you need in the social sciences? Here's a link to the Sociology Research Guide list and descriptions of databases.

Another helpful guide is the Social Work  - Research Methods page.


International Development

Indigenous cultures


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