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American Studies: Articles

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Help finding journals

This page highlights some key ways to find journals, there are further resources listed in the subject resources widget on the Key Resources tab. If you have any questions or need any help, please email -


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Key Journal Databases

Finding Articles & Print Journals

All journals that we pay for are listed on iFind, the library catalogue.  If you have a reference on a reading list etc. you can go straight to iFind and do a 'Journal Title' search for the journal.  iFind also includes details of individual articles - click on the Articles & more tab to search these.  If you want to search for articles on a particular topic select 'anywhere in the record'.  If you want to search for a specific article, select 'in the title' and enter the title of the article.   You can also search for articles by a particular author, select 'as author/creator' to do this.  Note:  Your results will include articles from newspapers as well as from journals.

 Even though you can use iFind to locate journal articles on a topic or by a particular author, if you want to carry out a more thorough search it is better to use electronic databases.  Some of these databases (e.g. JSTOR) contain full-text articles, while others (e.g Web of Science) contain only a citation (or record) and abstract (a summary) of the article.  In this case you will often see a 'iGetIt@Swansea University'  link which you can click on to see if we hold the article here.

You can try this online exercise to sharpen your search skills and get you looking for journal articles.