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Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)  borrows books for you from other libraries outside of UM. 

ARTICLES:  Use ILL to get articles not available in Flint.   Articles arrive within 1 to 3 days as full text online documents.

BOOKS:  Login to the ILLIAD system and fill out the citation form for LOAN-BOOK.  You will get an email when the item has arrived at Thompson Library so you can come pick it up.  Items from other insitutions usually arrive by mail within 3 to 5 weeks from request date. 

 This is a different service from GET THIS, which is used to get materials from UM Libraries for pickup in Flint.  (Use MIRLYN online to order books from Ann Arbor for pickup in Flint.)

 

What is Peer Review?

Peer review is an editing process in which a scholar's work is reviewed by experts in a field before being accepted for publication (in the case of journals).  Many people give more credence to journal articles that have gone through a peer review process because they have been reviewed by experts in the field (rather than just an editor, as is the case of a newspaper or magazine) before being accepted for publication. 


NOTE:   
   ALL peer reviewed journals are scholarly journals. 
   Not all scholarly journals are peer reviewed.
 

Journal Finder Tool

Have a citation? Not sure where to find the journal?

Use JOURNAL FINDER  for a list of available journals with links to journal (not articles within a journal)

Different databases may carry a journal as full text or index only.  Check each listing to verify. 

Possible locoations given for full text include: 

  • Alternate list of databases with article online (Journal Finder provides links)
  • Print (on shelf in the library)
  • Microfilm/fiche (in cabinets in library)

NOTE:  This is NOT an article finder.  It only verifies access to specific journal titles and re-directs you to that journal

 

Start Journal Article Research Here!

Looking for journal articles?   START HERE!   

 

In the box below are the best databases to begin looking for journal articles in public administration.

         (Databases are online indexes to help you find articles by topic, by author or by journal name) 


 

SEE ALSO:   A - Z  List of Databases tab

                      (comprehensive list of databases within discipline)

Databases to Begin Journal Research

 

  • CINAHL Complete
    1937-present. Covers nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health, and 17 allied health disciplines. Includes journal articles, evidence-based care sheets, health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, educational software, audiovisuals, and book chapters.
  • Family & Society Studies Worldwide
  • International Political Science Abstracts
    1951-present. Articles from scholarly journals and yearbooks. Topics include method and theory, political thinkers, ideas, administrative institutions, national and area studies.
  • JSTOR
    3-5 years & older full text. African American studies, anthropology, botany, business, ecology, economics, education, general science, geography, history, language & literature, mathematics, philosophy, political science, sociology, statistics.
  • ProQuest
    ProQuest provides millions of documents from thousands of sources, covering research and subject areas like these:
    - The Arts
    - Business
    - Health & Medicine
    - History
    - Literature & Language
    - Science & Technology
    - Social Sciences
  • Public Administration Abstracts
    Covers essential areas related to public administration, including public administration research, public administration theory, and other areas of key relevance.
  • Public Affairs Index
    Bibliographic database covering all aspects of national and global contemporary public policy issues ranging from public health, the environment, housing, human and civil rights, to international commerce and conflict. Content includes articles from scholarly journals, conference papers, trade publications and government documents to provide up-to-date information on a broad range of topics of concern to the world today.
  • PubMed
  • Social Sciences Full Text
    1983-present. Anthropology, economics, geography, law, political science, psychology, sociology.
  • Web of Science (formerly Web of Knowledge)  
      
    1900 Provides cross-search of multiple databases:
    Web of Science Core Collection (1900-present)
    BIOSIS Previews (1926-present)
    Current Contents Connect (1998-present)
    Data Citation Index (1900-present)
    Zoological Record (1864-present)
    Journal Citation Reports (1997-present)
  • Web of Science Core Collection  
      
    Access the world’s leading scholarly literature in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities and examine proceedings of international conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions.
 

What is a Journal Article?

 Not sure what a "journal" is?  

  •     A journal is simliar to a magazine. 
  •     A journal, unlike a magazine, is dedicated to academic topics.  Examples: 
    •          Journal of American History
    •          New England Journal of Medicine
  •     A journal consists of many issues (sometimes weekly, monthly or quarterly).
  •     A journal issue contains several articles which are NOT necessarily on the same topic.
  •     A journal lists each year since it was first published as a volume.  (One volume equals 1 year)
  •     A journal issue consists of articles written by experts within the discipline.
  •     A journal is intended to be read by someone researching in that discipline.
  •     A  journal article contains language (words/jargon) specific to that discipline.
  •     A journal article refers the reader to research sources and statistics used to write the article.
  •     A journal article contains a bibliography (references cited) page at the end.

     See  Help with your Paper  tab for more info about journals v magazines.


 

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