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MegaSearch

Learn how to find books and articles in the UTAS Library using MegaSearch.

Find articles

Known title searching

One way to find a known article using MegaSearch is to search for it by author and article title.

Example:
Haase, D 2012, 'The Wealth (and Want) of Nations: The Impact of Economic Globalization on the Developing World', Perspectives on Global Development & Technology, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 38-49.

Author: Haase
Article title: The Wealth (and Want) of Nations: The Impact of Economic Globalization on the Developing World
Search for keywords: haase wealth want nations globalization developing world

known article search example

 

Your results list will include both books and articles at this point, so if you don't find your article near the top, use the Source Types limit (in the panel on the left of the screen) to focus your search on articles from Academic Journals only.

Source Types limit panel

 

If you prefer to search using the article title as a phrase in MegaSearch, you must use double quotation marks around your search words.

Example: "the wealth and want of nations the impact of economic globalization on the developing world"


Keyword searching

You can also search for articles on a topic using keywords.

Example assignment question:
While it is generally agreed that most western industrialised nations have benefitted economically from globalisation, the impact on the world's poorest countries has been negative. Discuss.

Keyword search: poverty globali?ation "developing countries" 
(see the Search Tips tab for help with constructing this kind of keyword search)

keyword search example


Your results list will include both books and articles at this point, so use the Source Types limit (in the panel on the left of the screen) to focus your search on articles from Academic Journals only.


Search results

Example:

result list example

 

Click on the blue article title to find out more about an article.

 

detailed record example

 

From here you can look at the Source heading to find out where the article comes from
i.e. Source: The Journal of Developing Areas

You should also read the Abstract or Description, which is a summary of what the article is about.  This will help you to decide whether the article will help to write your assignment or not.

To read the whole article, look in the panel on the left of the screen for links to the Full Text.  If there is no direct full text link, click Check for full text @ UTAS, i.e. the example shown above has a direct link to JSTOR Full Text and a Check for full text @ UTAS link.