How to: Find Readings from E-Journals

This is a short how to guide on how to find some of the readings that are available through e-journals. When researching weekly readings, always try googling them first. If that does not work, then try searching for them through the Vanderbilt library. Below is a step by step on how to find articles through the Vanderbilt library.

Step 1 go to

Step 2 choose a reading from the weekly readings.  For this example I’ve chosen from week 2

“Asef Bayat, ‘Transforming the Arab World: The Arab Human Development Report and the Politics of Change’, Development and Change, 36, no. 6, 2005, pp. 1225-1237. ”

Step 3 type in the journal name into the e-journals database on the library website.

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Step 4 click on the find it @VU button
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Step 5 a new window will open offering you a few options for finding the article. Make sure you choose a database that has the corresponding year of the article available.
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Step 6 search for the article in the journal either by its title or year of publication. Once you have found the article you can download a pdf copy for your use.
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Congrats! You’ve now found your reading. Remember to complete your reading responses via twitter each week too (for more info click here.


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