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There are many routes you can use to find scientific research articles (aka - scholarly articles, peer reviewed articles, journal articles or original research articles). This guide will give you options for several of those routes.
1. If you have a topic, but no specific articles in mind - start with the databases suggested on this page.
2. If you have the names of some specific sources, but don't have the full-text. Use 1Search to look for the title.
3. If you want to find specific kinds of sources, like review articles, or want to see who has cited a really good article you have - look at the tips on the Advanced Search page.
It can be helpful to use a database that is more targeted to your field. Search these databases to find original research articles, conference proceedings, and other scholarly sources relevant to researchers in horticulture. In addition it can be a good idea to search for sources via broad, multidisciplinary search tools like 1Search or Google Scholar.
The most effective way to search the online databases is to enter terms or keywords that effectively describe your topic.
Look for the button to open the full article.
Options for getting to the PDF will open in a new window. Sometimes the link will take you to the journal, not the individual article. Use the citation information for the article to get to the right year, volume and issue of the journal.
If the library doesn't have it, request the article for free from Interlibrary Loan: https://library.oregonstate.edu/illiad On average, articles arrive digitally in 13 hours.
With Google Scholar you can search broadly (across several disciplines) with one search. You can use Google Scholar to find peer-reviewed articles, but you will also find pre-print copies of articles, conference papers, white papers, patents, legal opinions and more.
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