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Resources for Research

Use this guide to get started with your research.

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Resources to Try Out

Use these resources to find articles on a variety of topics. Hover over the resource name for a description.

Finding an Article Tutorial

This tutorial gives step by step instructions on how to locate an article using the search box on the Library's homepage. It also shows you how to copy the article's citation and permalink.

Open the library.louisiana.edu home page and click once in the EDS Search Box.

Type a search term - usually a simple word or phrase - into the search box.<br><br>For this example, let's type <b>Meditation</b>

Click <span class="component"><i><b>Search</b></i></span>

Click <span class=""><i><b> Full Text&nbsp;</b></i><b>to bring up listings that have articles attached (or in easy reach).</b></span>

Click <span class=""><i><b> Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals</b></i><b>&nbsp;</b><i></i>if your professor wants you to find articles that are peer reviewed. &nbsp;Note that this will get rid of all the results from newspapers, magazines, audio and video recordings,and most books.</span>

If you see <span class=""><i><b>PDF Full Text&nbsp;</b></i>you can click on it for instant access to that article just as it was printed.</span>

To save the citation information your professor will require if you use it in a paper, click the little yellow&nbsp;<span class=""><i><b>Cite&nbsp;</b></i><b><i></i></b>icon on the right</span>

Scroll down the list to find the citation style your professor requires - ALA, APA, or MLA. &nbsp;<b><i>H</i></b><span class=""><i><b>ighlight </b></i>the citation and copy it, using CTRL-C or right click and choose "Copy"</span>

Open the document where you are keeping notes on your research, and Right click to&nbsp;<span class=""><i><b>Paste without formatting </b></i>or press<i><b> Ctrl+Shift+V</b></i></span>

If that doesn't work, and the citation you pasted looks funny, just remove the formatting. &nbsp;<br><br>In Google Docs, click the very last button under&nbsp;<span class=""><i><b>More </b></i>(or just the very last button on the right of the toolbar) that looks like a <i><b>Tx</b>.<br><br></i></span>

To grab a permalink that will take you back to your article the next time you need it, Click the&nbsp;<span class=""><i><b>Permalink button </b></i>that looks like a little chain link</span>

When you click <span class=""><i><b>Permalink&nbsp;</b></i>it makes a long web address appear at the very top of the page. &nbsp;This is the address that can get you to that article from any computer with internet access. &nbsp;You need it!</span>

Copy the&nbsp;<span class=""><i><b>Permalink&nbsp;</b></i>by clicking it to select the whole address and then pressing CTRL-C or right clicking and choosing "Copy" from the menu</span>

Return to your notes document and paste that link below your citation. &nbsp;Hit the space bar after pasting and it will automatically turn into a clickable link. &nbsp;<br><br>That's it. You're done.