Searching library databases is the most efficient way to find scholarly articles, but they can also be found online through search engines. You can search for scholarly articles using:
The following video demonstrates the basics of finding scholarly articles in RVOneSearch.
The library subscribes to databases that contain journals specific to a particular discipline or set of related disciplines. When searching these databases, you may retrieve fewer results, but they will be targeted to the subject area you are researching.
When thinking about your topic, consider which broad subject area it relates to (for example, Criminal Justice, or History, or Psychology). Select that subject from the Databases by Subject drop down menu below or on the full list of databases.
Search Full Text Finder to determine if the library has a specific journal, magazine, or newspaper in a database or in print.
Google Scholar performs a Google search of scholarly content on the internet. You may not have free access to all of the articles found in a Google Scholar search. However, you can check if the library has access to the article by searching the article title in RVOneSearch or using Full Text Finder to search for the journal that published the article.
You can set Google Scholar to recognize that you have access to certain articles because you are an RV student.
Your search results will now include a "Find It @ RVCC" link on the right side of the screen for any articles that you may be able to access through our library subscriptions.