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REC 121: Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation Services: Find Articles

Why use library databases?

 We recommend that you start your research with library databases for several reasons:

1) They are consistent in describing publications; you don't have to worry about finding a citation that's missing a volume or page number.

2) They are clear about what they do - you know the time period covered, the journal titles included, etc.

3) They usually have clear links - via the Article Linker button - to the online full text that USM Libraries has purchased.

4) Contrary to what a lot of people think, there is a lot of information that isn't on the open web.  And some of that information IS in our subscription databases.

Online Indexes and Databases

These indexes and databases help you identify journal articles and other publications relevant to your research topic.  For a complete list of USM Libraries' databases, click here.

Electronic Journal Search Tool

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Need Help with Article Linker?

   Looking for the full-text of an article, but only seeing Article Linker? View this video for tips on how to use it to find your article!