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Cluster 70: Evolution of Cosmos and Life

Finding Scientific Articles

This is a very select list of available article databases and other online resources. If you want to look for others, go to this databases page and click through to your discipline (political science, sociology, history, etc.)

Article Search Tips

This quick introduction to searching for academic journal articles in databases will help you make your searches more efficient and more effective:

A review article helps you find must-read articles, identify controversies and debates, and learn about unananswered questions.

Looking for an efficient way to get a research overview on a topic? A review article is a great place to start.

A review article provides an analysis of the state of research on a set of related research questions. Review articles often: summarize key research findings, reference must-read articles, describe current areas of agreement as well as controversies and debates, point out gaps in knowledge and unanswered questions, suggest directions for future research.

Check out this quick overview of finding review articles in Web of Science, PubMed, Google Scholar, and more.

The Library's online subscription resources can always be accessed from computers and wireless networks on campus. However, off-campus access is restricted to current UCLA, students, faculty, and staff who have set up their computer using one of the following methods.

Where Do I Get the Full Text?

Can't find the article in full-text?  Look for these buttons.

PDF Full-Text will download the entire article:

Or, look for the UC-eLinks button:

UC-eLinks will point you to a database that has the article in full text:

If it's not available full text, you can request it from another library and they will email it to you through our Interlibrary Loan service: