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Geographic Information Systems (GIS): Finding Articles

This guide will help you find case studies & resources related to your GIS projects at the Holman Library & online.

Types of Articles in GRC Databases

Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Research Articles

Types of articles in the natural and social sciences include:

A Research article reports on an original experiment or study that investigates a stated problem. The study is carefully controlled so that results are valid. Data is collected and analyzed. 

A Literature Review summarizes and analyzes the important articles on a topic. Literature reviews are a great resource for learning about the scope of research, question, issues and theories in a field. 

A Theoretical article is an article that presents a theoretical approach to a question or field. It draws on others' research to support the theory, rather than presenting new research and data.


Magazine Articles

Types include:

  • in-depth information about current events (magazines).
  • information or opinions about popular culture (magazines).
  • further information about a field of study or issue (trade journals).

TIP

Can't find the full text of an article?

1. Note down the author, title of article, name of the magazine, journal or newspaper, and date of publication

2. Make an Interlibrary Loan Request so that the article can be sent to Green River 
for you (note: online articles usually take about 3 business day; physical items (like books) may take a few weeks)

3. Or Ask a Librarian for help!

Find Articles in Databases

These ARTICLE DATABASES will help you find journal, magazine and newspapers articles that are often not freely accessible on the internet.

EBSCOhost logo


  • Find magazines, journals, newspapers in all academic disciplines
  • Type combinations of specific search words in the search boxes
  • You must check the "full text" option below the search boxes to find the full text of an article

ProQuest logo

  • Find magazines, journals, newspapers in all academic disciplines
  • Type combinations of specific search words in the search boxes
  • You must check the "full tex" option below the search boxes to find the full text of an article

JSTOR logo

  • Find scholarly journal articles in all academic disciplines.
  • Works well for topics in literature, sociology and history
  • Type very specific (not broad!) search words in the search boxes

 

EXAMPLE SEARCH

Academic Search Complete example search