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Sources for your courses

Technical tips and practical advice for finding and using library-licensed resources in your instruction.

Finding articles

Articles can be found in a variety of locations -- usually in databases available through the library website but sometimes also in print, on the open web or through publisher associations and organizations.

If you are trying to find articles on a particular topic, start with the Discovery search box on the library homepage. In searching Discovery, you are searching the bulk of the Library's print and online collection. It can often also then be a good idea to search databases specific to your topic. These subject specific databases are listed in this guide.

If you are trying to find one specific article, try the library's Google Scholar search guide instead. Using the library's Google search box allows you to simultaneously search both the RRU collection as well as the open web.

If you are unable to locate the article you seek, request a copy using the interlibrary loan form, which is available here:

Discovery - Find books articles and more

Search Discovery and use the filters on the left of your results to narrow your results.

Discovery Search - what is Discovery?


Use Google Scholar to search the RRU library

If you access Google Scholar from a link on the library homepage you can link your way to those articles that are in our collection. If you see a 'Full Text @ RRU Library' link beside a citation, you can follow that link to the full article.

Journals by Title

To find out if we have a specific journal, search this part of our Discovery search tool