How to search and access research articles
When looking for material for an assignment or thesis, the main focus is often set on finding research articles. Additional sources may also be relevant, such as books, dissertations, information found on websites of government authorities and organizations and more. Use your problem statement as an outset to find the key concepts, search terms and relevant databases.
If you want to know more about research articles and how to find them, have a look at the guides below. We also offer information literacy training to our education programs where we discuss this further.
What is a research article? Have a look at our introductory guides to learn more about the characteristics of research articles, and how they usually are structured.
Original research vs. Review articles
Video (1:26) made by Dominician University, Rebbecca Crown Library.
If you want to learn more about peer review, this video made by NCSU Libraries Peer Review in Three Minutes (3:15) will give you a quick introduction.
You can access articles in full text through our databases at Lund University. You can find them in the database list or on the library webpage. When you search the databases, look for the icon or link called "LU Full Text Finder", it will check if Lund University offers full text access or if you will have to order it.
Is the material not available in full text? Do you miss any article or book?
You can order books and articles through the library (inter-library loan).