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About This Guide

This guide will help you find academic articles in the Library's collection of databases and journals. You can learn about different ways to search for academic articles based on subject, author and other parameters. We also offer tools to help you cite the articles you find.

You will also find all the videos of the Postgraduate Peer Support Network.  

To view the Arabic guide, click here.

Watch This Helpful Video

In this video, you will learn:

  1. Where to find journals and databases
  2. How to search academic articles in the ScienceDirect database

*For smooth browsing experience of this guide, it is recommended that you use modern browsers such as Chrome, Edge or FireFox. 

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Searching for Academic Articles

Step 1: Choose the “Online Resources” option from the browser box and type keywords, title or author. Then click the “Search” button.


Step 2: Search results will appear on the discovery results page. You can use the filters on the left side to narrow down the results, then click on the desired search result.


Step 3: When you select a result, you will see the article's information, including a PDF file of the article, if available.


You can also follow these steps: 

Step 1: Click “Explore the Library,” go to  “Online Resources” and click “All Our Online Resources.”.


Step 2: Select one of the databases that interests you. You can filter by subjects, vendor or alphabetically.


The first image below shows the result of searching in an online database (ScienceDirect) for the keyword "scenario workshop" (the " " signifies a string search, which will search "scenario workshop" as one phrase, instead of two separate words). You can use filter options on the left to narrow your search results.

The second image shows how to download articles. ScienceDirect provides you an option to download many journal articles in one click.

Downloading Academic Article

Downloading articles collectively






Here, you can see how to search and download articles using the Advanced Search Option in the ProQuest database.