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Honors Collegium 78: Science and Religion, from Copernicus to Darwinism

Scholarly v. Popular

Searching for Articles in Journals

There are several ways to search for journal articles. You can start with UC Library Search, using the Articles, Books and more option, which searches all the databases the UCLA Library subscribes to. Or you can go to a specific database, such as APA PsycINFO, Academic Search Complete, PubMed, etc.

In either case, start with a keyword search using words relevant to your topic. When you see some articles that look interesting, click on the title to see the complete citation. If there are subject terms or descriptors, click on those that seem related to your topic to get other articles on the subject.

Article Databases


                 Get it at UC              is your link to full-text! Note that some sources only index journal articles—they don't actually have the full text.

For more tips, see our guide on database searching.


Subject focused




Newspapers Links to current and historical newspapers can be found on this guide.

Cite Your Sources


When citing sources be sure to use the proper citation style for the course. Below are links to ONLINE summarized citation rules from some of the more popular style guides:

Some other online sites that summarize citation rules:

For more detail, consult the complete printed style manuals, available in many campus libraries:

For a general introduction to academic citation and intellectual property, see Bruin Success with Less Stress.