Literature Search Tools
Thread poster: Evert DELOOF-SYS
Literature Search Tools
Using your favourite search engine to find articles can be a frustrating exercise. Regardless of the number of the keywords that are used, you will be supplied with promotional websites with very
little information on the subject that you are looking for.
Fortunately, there are online databases that individuals can utilize to find literature on important topics for free or for a small fee.
Tools To Try Out.
FindArticles.com - FindArticles.com provides individuals with access to 300 magazines and offline journals covering a multitude of
Visitors to the site may use the search function or the subject directory to find relevant articles. The content of FindArticles.com is part of the invisible web. If you are new to this tool, read the searching tip guide to understand which search syntaxes this tool accepts. FindArticles.com can be found at
Magportal - This tool is dedicated to searchers who would like to find relevant content that is published in online magazines.
Magportal indexed articles from 140 publications and websites.
Users can take advantage of features that will help with finding and storing articles.
Magportal is available at
Northern Light - Courtesy of their Special Collection database, researchers can search for content from publications on and off the
web. To gain access to articles from newspapers and journals, individuals must pay between $1 to $4 US, however; a summary of each of the articles are available when the search results are presented.
The Northern Light database is available at
Qpass - Qpass is a fee-based service which allows researchers to obtain case studies, white papers, and archive of articles. For $3 US, Qpass offers content from the top newspapers from around the United States. Qpass is available at
Remember these 3 Tips when using literature search tools.
-For paid per view tools, do not go over budget when obtaining access to content
-Beware of typos in your keywords
-Know the search syntaxes that each tool accepts to find relevant content
Articles On Using Literature Search Tools
- Free Full Text: FindArticles and MagPortal
- Full-Text Resources on the Web
- Find Articles Online
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Thank you very much Evert. That was very kind of you to share the information.
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