There is no "right" or "wrong" way to find articles, but there are two basic strategies using the OCAD U Library for finding journal articles the:
Both are completely legitimate; but do think about your research needs, the assignment requirements, and which approach makes most sense to you.
I want to search EVERYTHING because:
Summon is a comprehensive search tool that will allow you to search most of our library collections at once, including print books, ebooks, journals, magazines, images, videos. Like Google, it offers one easy-to-use search box available as the default search on the OCAD U Library homepage: www.ocadu.ca/services/library
Unlike Google, once you start finding results, you can limit by:
I want to only search SMALLER subject-specific collections because:
To access our numerous "subject-specific" article databases:
Peer-review is similar to art critiques (crits) used in studio-based learning. Before any work of art or design is completed, it is evaluated by one’s peers in the studio. Similarly, before an article is published, it must be read and approved by a board of scholars who decide whether it is should be included in a scholarly journal or whether changes are needed before it is published.
TYPE of information; peer-reviewed articles, essays, or research papers:
AUTHORS of peer-reviewed articles, essays, or research papers are: