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RLST 227: Jesus the Christ (Helewa, Winter 2024): Journal Articles

Finding journal articles in Quick Find

Quick Find is a search tool that will help you locate research materials in all four campus libraries. You can use this tool to search for peer-reviewed journal articles (although you can search for many other types of materials as well, by changing the Resource Type filters). You can access Quick Find from the Library home page.

To search for journal articles in Quick Find:

  • Log into Quick Find (top right corner of the screen) using your Novell username and password.
  • Enter your search terms (for searching tips, see Archer Library's Quick Find LibGuide).
  • Under Modify my results in the left column, select Peer-reviewed journals (under the Availability heading).
  • Under Resource Type, select Articles.

Screenshot of the "Modify my results" column, including the "Availability" heading, which includes an option to limit results to Peer-reviewed journals, and the "Resource Type" heading, where you can limit results to articles.

  • When you find an item you would like to view, click on the item's title to bring you to the item record.
  • Under the View Online heading, select the database link (or one of the database links; sometimes an article is available in more than one database).
  • Once you are brought to the article's item record, locate the link to the PDF file to view it.

Image of the "View Online" section of an item record in Quick Find, where you can click on a database link (in this case, ABI/INFORM Collection) to access an article.

Please note that if you are working off campus, most of the library's online resources require that you log in with your uregina username and password.

Other databases

You may also find it helpful to search these other databases for journal articles. If you are working off campus, most of these resources require you to log in with your uregina username and password.

  • Academic OneFile Select: Provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers across disciplines. The database meets research needs in subject areas including the arts and humanities, social sciences, and science and technology.
  • ATLA Religion Database: This full text database is a collection of major religion and theology journals selected by some of the major religion scholars in the United States. Journals representing all major religious faiths, major denominations, and language groups are included. Information dates as far back as 1949, and coverage continues through the present.
  • Index to Jewish Periodicals: This database provides a comprehensive guide to English-language articles, book reviews, and feature stories in more than 160 journals devoted to Jewish affairs. Index to Jewish Periodicals is intended for students of Jewish thought and others interested in contemporary Jewish and Middle Eastern affairs. Journal coverage dates back as far as 1988.
  • JSTOR: Full text of backfiles of more than 1100 journals in the humanities, social sciences, sciences and education. Coverage is from volume 1 on, excluding latest 3-5 years.
  • Project Muse: Project MUSE offers access to full text of over 500 quality journal titles from 120 scholarly publishers. Project MUSE covers the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, and others.
  • Religious and Theological Abstracts: R&TA provides summaries of articles appearing in scholarly journals in the fields of Religion and Theology. It currently abstracts more than 400 journals, with summaries produced by a team of scholars from around the world. Coverage includes journals relating to Christianity, Judaism, and other world religions. 

Please note: Some of these resources include citations only; that means that you will need to track down the actual article elsewhere. If you need help with this step (or at any point along the way) please feel free to contact the Librarian for assistance.

Interlibrary loans

If you are unable to find a book or article through the library's catalogue or databases, you can make an interlibrary loan (ILL) request to obtain this material from another library.

To place an interlibrary loan request:

  • Go to the ILL Request screen.
  • Log in using your barcode and last name.
  • Under Add request select the type of material you are requesting.
  • Complete the form with as much information as you can.

If you have any questions about this process, just ask for help at Campion Library, or you can check out the ILL webpage for more details. Please note that ILL can take days, or even weeks to complete (since the material is coming from another library), so it's a good idea to plan ahead and start your research early.

Boolean operators

Many databases, including Quick Find, allow you to use Boolean operators (ANDOR, and NOT) to carry out your search.

An explanation of how to use Boolean operators is available from MIT Libraries.