This section of the guide is to help researchers locate resources using Columbus State University Libraries resources. This page will show you how to Search GALILEO by Database, finding journal articles and narrowing down your search results list, and how to search through journals if the name of the journal is known.
Scholarly journal articles are written by experts in a particular field of study. Their purpose is to keep others interested in the field up to date with the most recent research and findings. More so than books, scholarly journal articles are where to turn if you wish to discover recent thinking for a specific discipline.
Journal articles are published in journals, essentially magazines, but for an academic audience. A journal will be published multiple times per year and is organized by volumes (and sometimes issues).*
What are peer-reviewed articles?
Peer-reviewed articles, also known as refereed articles, are scholarly journal articles that have been reviewed and edited by experts in that field before being accepted for publishing. Usually, the author is unknown to the reviewer and so the article is accepted solely on its merit and not on the reputation of the author. Thus it is more likely to be a highly rigorous and credible article.*
Scholarly articles are excellent sources of information for your assignments because they provide:
Names of authors and their affiliations. This information will enable you to confirm that the authors are experts in the field.
Abstract. The abstract is a brief summary of the article written by the authors. The abstract will help you to determine if the article is relevant to your topic.
Keywords (not always in the article). These keywords are assigned to the article by the authors. It can be useful to consider adding these keywords as alternative search terms.
Reference list. When you find a recent relevant article it can be useful to follow up the references to find further information.
Your professor assigns you an article to read as homework and provides the citation below:
Shepherd, D. A., Williams, T. A., & Zhao, E. Y. (2019). A Framework for Exploring the Degree of Hybridity in Entrepreneurship. Academy of Management Perspectives, 33(4), 491–512. https://doi.org/10.5465/amp.2018.0013
Head to the CSU Libraries Homepage.
Click on 'Journals A-Z.'
In the search box, type the name of the journal. In this example, the journal name is Academy of Management Perspectives.
Using the information from the citation, click on 2019 (the year of publication), Volume 33, Issue 4 (information is highlighted and would look like, '33(4).'