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Chemistry 116: Finding Articles

Chemistry & Physics of Cooking
Jay Thoman
Spring 2015

Finding Articles

Scholarly articles: 

  • provide background on your research
  • put your research in context
  • support the results of your research.

Review the differences between scholarly and popular articles, see how scholarly articles are organized and review the process of peer-review:


Research Tip: Find Text Button

The Find Text Button

Many of our databases have this SFX Find Text Button button, which searches for the full-text of the article in our collections. If we don't have it electronically, look for the "Request article scan" link in the "Get It" section.

screenshot of Get It section with link

Search Web of Science


Search ProQuest

Additional Article Sources

In addition, try searching non-science databases that relate to your research topic.  For example, if you are writing about the economics of technology in restaurants, first search a broad database like Expanded Academic Index and then search a subject specific database such as EconLit. 

Articles on the same topic from different disciplines can offer different perspectives and different points of view. 

A complete list of article databases by subject area is provided.  Database search tips can help narrow your search and make your results more relevant. 

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