Many databases don't give you the complete article from a journal right there in the database. So when that's the case, you'll need to use the MGetIt button to get online access to the complete article. So when you're looking for articles and find yourself saying, "where's the article"?, look for this icon, click on it, and get the actual article.
Want to see how to use MGetIt firsthand? Watch this 1:03 long video to learn more.
There are many ways you can use secondary sources in your research. They can give you a context in which to understand what you're reading about in a primary text, or they can also help you make arguments or support your opinions about a primary text/author/topic. Although secondary sources come in a variety of formats, this section is specifically about finding journal articles to use as secondary sources.
Unsure what makes something a secondary resource?
Consider the following characteristics when trying to determine if something is a secondary resource:
* Secondary sources are accounts written after the fact with the benefit of hindsight.
* Write about a primary source - provide interpretations & evaluations of the source.
* Secondary sources comment on, interpret, or discuss original material.
Just getting started with your search for secondary sources? Considering trying ArticlePlus. ArticlesPlus searches many databases at once and gets you to the full-text version of the article. This is good for finding alot of information at once, but it won't help you find more specific resources. Use this as a place to start, but in addition to the other databases listed.
Want tips on how to use ArticlesPlus effectively? Watch this 2:01 long video to learn more.