WRIT 3305 (Diepenbrock): Writing for Humanities: Find Articles

Find Criticism and Commentary Articles

Sample search in NexisUni:

serena williams cartoon

(in News content and with a date range limiter for September 10 to October 1, 2018)

Sample search as described above

Approach #1 -- OneSearch:

Sample natural language search: 
how muslims are depicted in the media

On results screen, add desired filters:

  • Availability: peer-reviewed journals
  • Resource Type: articles

Advanced Search

Approach #2 -- Individual Research Databases:

Sample searches:
islamaphobia AND news media
islam* AND news media
(islam* OR muslims) AND (media OR news) AND (coverage OR portrayal)

Select desired limiters (e.g., peer-reviewed journals) on initial search screen or while viewing results. Look for official subject terms, and use them to refine your search if needed.

Complete list of library research databases: Databases A-Z

Advanced Search

When you already have a citation, use OneSearch to look for full text. Search with a DOI (digital object identifier) or a distinctive "exact phrase" from the article title. If needed, add an author name.

Sample citation:
Abdullah, M. A. S. (2015). Muslims in pre- and post-9/11 contexts. International Journal of Comparative Literature and Translation Studies, 3(3), 52-59. doi:10.7575/aiac.ijclts.v.3n.3p.52

Sample searches:

  • 10.7575/aiac.ijclts.v.3n.3p.52
  • "muslims in pre- and post"
  • "muslims in pre- and post" abdullah

A peer-reviewed (or refereed) journal:

  • uses experts from the same subject field or profession as the author to evaluate a manuscript prior to acceptance for publication
  • has articles that report on research studies or provide scholarly analysis of topics
  • may include book reviews, editorials, or other brief items that are not considered scholarly articles
Peer Review in 3 Minutes

(3:15) Explains the academic publishing process for research articles and scholarly journals, including the quality control process of peer review. North Carolina State Univ. Libraries

Finding Scholarly Articles on Your Topic

These tutorials include practice in Neumann Library web-based resources and self-quiz questions to help you check your understanding.

Get Full Text for an Article

If a database lacks immediate full text, click Find It @ UHCL in results to check for full text from another source. Follow Available Online links in OneSearch to a resource with full text for UH Clear Lake users as shown below.

Shows Find It at UHCL leading to full text in EBSCOhost PsycARTICLES

If full text is not found, submit an article request.

Bayou Building 2402, 2700 Bay Area Blvd, Houston, TX 77058-1002