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Your Librarian

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Craig Varley
Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville
Lenoir-Rhyne University
36 Montford Ave
Asheville, NC 28801
Room 322
Subjects: Public Health

Databases, Journals, and Articles

A database contains journals in which articles are published.  

  • To discover articles on topics of interest to you, search our databases.
  • If you need to find a specific article and you know the title of the journal in which it is published, search for it in Library Journal Titles

Articles: Scholarly vs Popular

Multi-Disciplinary Databases

Citation Searching

Citation searching is a technique used to gain scholarly insight and find resources relating to a particular topic. Using a particularly good resource you have found for a project,

Look backwards - at the reference list. An examination of the resources cited in an article or book can:

  • lead you to other resources that discuss this topic.
  • give you a snapshot of the thinking and research available at the time of publication.
  • reveal what ideas or theories have influenced a researcher.

Look forwards - find out if other researchers have cited this resource. This can give you insight into:

  • the impact of the resource on the scholarly landscape - how it has (or has not) shaped subsequent research and scholarship.
  • look for "Cited by" or "Times Cited" features in some databases - or get access to a citation tracker.