The Library supports faculty in making journal articles, books, audio/visual materials, etc. available to students to as part of their required and recommended course readings. Some materials are available online and some physical materials can be checked out at the Circulation Desk.
Library Search Box:
Try searching here for articles using their titles.
A list of all the required and recommended readings for the course.
The full citations listed here will be your starting point for finding articles, books, etc.
Course Reserves: Search here for books and media your professor has put on reserve for you.
Links to articles available through the Library.
Citation to Article:
The step-by-step instructions below will help you get from a citation to the full-text article.
Circulation Desk: The location in the Library where you check out books and media.
Reference Desk: Questions, comments or concerns? Ask here!
Questions, comments, or concerns? Contact the Library:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-521-2784
From Journals to a Full-Text Article:
There are multiple ways to find a full-text article when you have the citation for it (like the ones listed in a syllabus or article reference list). The following is the most accurate method of getting to the full-text of articles in journals that the Simmons Library subscribes to.
From Library Search to a Full-Text Article:
This option takes fewer steps, but is not as accurate. If you can’t find an article via Library Search, use the Journals method.
For long titles, or those with subtitles, search using just the first few words of the article title. See the "Reading an APA Style Article Citation" box below for an example.
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume number(issue number if available), page range.
Lundahl, B. & Burke, B.L. (2009). The effectiveness and applicability of motivational interviewing: a practice-friendly review of four meta-analyses. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 65(11), 1232-1245.
For the article above, use The effectiveness and applicability of motivational interviewing (the first few words) to find it.