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Research Basics: Finding Sources: Journal Articles and the Internet

Accessing Journal Articles and Tips for Finding Information Using Google

This page will lead you to in-depth LibGuides on accessing articles, and scholarly information on the internet. It also includes instructions on how to order books and articles using Inter-Library Loan. For more information or help finding journal articles, stop by the Reference Desk, call us at 740-376-4543, or email us at

Google Tips

Want to know how to find good quality information on the internet? Check out our Google and the Internet LibGuide using this link.

Journal Articles: Databases

For in-depth information on accessing journal articles through databases, click on this link to the Accessing Database Basics LibGuide.

Journal Articles: Inter-Library Loan

Found a book or article that you can't get from OhioLink or a database? Use our new and improved Inter-Library Loan system to order it from another library. Go to the ILL Form type in your Marietta College ID and password, fill out your contact information (you will need the barcode on the back of your college ID card), and go to "New Request" at the top of the page. You can also check on the status of your request.

Basic Keyword Ideas

Here are some synonyms that may be useful to interchange when conducting your search for sources. 

effects affect decide
impacts influence determine
consequences alter choose
ramifications change resolve

use keep have
employ retain hold
utilize preserve possess
consume maintain own
expend sustain contain
help explain describe
assist elaborate portray
aid clarify characterize
encourage define relate
benefit interpret represent
show begin idea
present start thought
exhibit open concept
indicate commence notion
reveal originate understanding
prove initiate view
demonstrate opinion