FN 211: Personal & Social Frameworks for Nutrition and Healthy Aging: Research articles

How to find research articles

Below you'll find links to suggested library databases for locating articles from peer-reviewed or scholarly journals that present original research.  I've also provided some search tips and information about how to work with the results in a library database.

Recommended Databases

Find Articles with Google Scholar

Before searching, be sure to set PCC as your library in your browser by:

  1. Visiting the link to set "Library Links" settings for Google Scholar
  2. using the search box to search for "Portland Community College",
  3. checking the check box that appears underneath the search to select “Portland Community College – Find it @ PCC”, 
  4. and then selecting the Save button.

This will ensure that when you search Google Scholar in your browser, you will see Find It @ PCC links to full text if we have the article (Google Scholar sometimes also provides links to other free sources for full text).

You can learn more about setting Google Scholar preferences on the PCC Library Website

Scholarly (Peer-Reviewed) Journals

Science news aggregators


Video: Find Articles through the PCC Library

Peer-review explained

What is Peer Review?

Infographic describing the peer-review process.

Reading a Scholarly Article

Interactive tutorial that describes the parts and function of a scholarly article.

Anatomy of a Scholarly Artice

from NCSU Libraries

If you don't find full-text

If the article you have found in a library database doesn't have the full text right there, click on the "Find It" button to see if the article is available in full-text in another database.

If we do have it, it will take you to a page that provides you a link to the database in which the article is available (click on that link to access the article).

If we do not have it, you will see a link to request the article through Interlibrary Loan, which takes approximately three days (though it may take more).

The "Find It" button will look like this. Button that says "Find It" as it is seen on PCC Library databases