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1. You are looking for an article that appears in the July 2006 issue of the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. To find out if the libraries have the issue you need, what type of search would you perform in the Libraries' Catalog?
Journal title
Call number

2. One thing that scholarly journals usually have that popular magazines don't is:
Regular columns written by staff writers
Articles with short, catchy titles
Lots of advertising
Articles with bibliographies and references

3. You need to find a scholarly article for a paper you are writing. Which of the following is a good place to start?
At Wal-Mart
In one of the databases listed on the Libraries' Web site
In Google

4. Scholarly journals have bibliographies and/or cite sources.

5. To see if the UA Libraries' own a copy of a particular journal or magazine, you would:
Pay a librarian to help you
Search the UA Libraries' Catalog by journal title
Search in Google

6. When you find than an article you need is not available online in full-text, what is the first step you should take to locate a copy of the article?
Go to the UA Libraries catalog and search for the journal by its title to see if the libraries own a print copy
Go to a search engine like Google
Browse through the current periodicals in one of the UA Libraries
Ask a friend if he or she has a copy of the article

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