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Writing 101 (Wilson)

Finding Known Items

If you have a known item, especially a journal article, here are some places to search to locate the item.

1) Google Scholar

  • includes many articles and references to books, a quick way to check for article titles though it is not exhaustive

2) UC Library Search

  • includes a wide range of formats and goes beyond UC's collection
  • can Request easily from records in this catalog

3) Selected Database

  • If the article is from Psychology, you could try a document title searching in a database like PsycInfo OR Web of Science to locate the item.

4) eJournal Finder

  • includes coverage details for periodicals (newspapers, journals, and magazines)
  • use to determine if UC Merced has the periodical


Sample Articles:

Disparities and access to healthy food in the United States: A review of food deserts literature. Walker, Renée E., Keane, Christopher R., Burke, Jessica G. Health and Place, 2010

The mass marketing of disordered eating and eating disorders: the social psychology of women, thinness, and culture. Women's Studies International, 2006.

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