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Frequently Asked Questions
Help Finding Articles
The library catalog does not list journal, magazine, or newspaper articles. The catalog will tell you if your library owns print copies of a specific journal. The catalog also has links to UNR-licensed journals available on the Web ("electronic journals"). Some electronic journals are available from more than one source, so pick one with a date range that includes your article.
These are the steps involved in finding articles:
- Select an appropriate index (a database of article information) from the resources available to registered users affiliated with your institution:
- Search the index for articles on your topic. For some articles,
there may be only a "citation" (article title, author, source journal, volume,
issue, pages, date). For others, there may be an "abstract", or summary of the
article, full text or article facsimile (PDF), or links to full-text sources.
- If the index you use does not provide the full text of a particular article,
do a Journal search in the library catalog to see if your library owns the volume
and issue in which the article appeared. Alternatively, UNR users can try Citation Finder.
More about articles...
Articles are an excellent source of current information. They tend to be short, focused, and represent a great variety of viewpoints from academia and popular culture. Articles are found in scholarly journals, popular magazines, and newspapers. These publications are often called "periodicals" because they are usually published at regular intervals (daily, monthly, quarterly, etc.). Newspapers are valuable primary resources that provide a contemporary record of history.
If you get stuck, ask a librarian!:
|Find ALL words or a phrase
Multiple words in one search box are combined with AND. That is, the search looks for ALL words. To search for a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. If no records are found, try another search without the quotation marks. If no records are found using AND, the system will combine words with OR (look for ANY words).
Phrase: "united states supreme court"
ALL words: corellis violin
If no records are found, the search is changed:
Tried: (corellis and violin) no records found
Tried: (corellis or violin) 669 records found
You may use AND or OR to find multiple words, any order. Use AND NOT to exclude words. If you use both AND and OR in the same search, put parentheses around words combined with OR! For details and illustrations, see How do I use Boolean Operators?
bibliography and nevada
(gold or silver) and mining
(mythology or religion) and (celtic or irish)
malpractice and not medical
|Find plurals or any ending on
Type an asterisk (*) at the end of a word root.
|Find one word near another
Use NEAR to combine words in any order.
nevada near university
|Search a specific field
You may specify a field to search, such as: Author, Title, LC (Library of Congress) Subject, or Notes. We recommend using the Advanced Search for complex searches!
(a:twain) and (t:huck*)
(a:webber) and (s:musicals)
n:toast to dayton
Always type last name first:
- laxalt paul
- hulse james w
- hulse j
- eliot t s
Authors may also be artists and composers, government bodies, or organizations:
- american medical association
- united states army
- symposium at goldtech
Begin with the FIRST WORD. If the first word is an article (a, an, the, la, los, der, etc.) you may skip it:
- The taming of the shrew
- sonata for two pianos
- Gone with the wind
Journal and newspaper title search
Beginning with the FIRST word, type part or all of the title:
- reno gazette journal
- bulletin of the shaw society of america
- new england journal of
Library of Congress Subject search
LC subjects are useful for finding all significant items on a topic, regardless of words used in the actual title or contents notes. It isn't necessary to search for LC Subjects to use them to advantage. If you find a good book on your topic in the library catalog, look for the underlined Subjects in the full catalog record; then click to search any LC Subject.
To search for an LC Subject, type all or part of it in the search box:
- Electronic Books
- Tattooing -- Japan
- Life on other planets
Medical subject heading
Medical subject headings are useful for finding all significant items on a topic, regardless of words used in the actual title or contents notes. It isn't necessary to search for Medical subject headings to use them to advantage. If you find a good book on your topic in the library catalog, look for the underlined Med Subjects in the full catalog record; then click to search any Medical Subject.
To search for a Medical subject heading, type all or part of it in the search box:
- Eating Disorders
- Managed Care
LC or NLM call number search
Type as much of the Library of Congress or National Library of Medicine call number as you know:
- PA 430
- QA 1 S5
Non-LC call number search
Type as much of the Non-LC call number as you know
- Microfilm S0371
Government Document call number search
Type as much of the Government Document call number as you know:
- N 17.27
- A 110. 19
ISBN or ISSN number search
Type part or all of the ISBN/ISSN Number, with or without the hyphens:
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