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EDDL 797 Proposal Development: Find Articles

Finding Articles

There are various ways to search for articles from the library. Using the Primo Advanced Search link below is an excellent starting place and may be all that you need. View the two short videos at the top of the right column for a demo by your librarian on using the Advanced Search in Primo for articles. Question? Don't hesitate to contact me, I'm very glad to help! | Book a Research Appointment

Primo Advanced Search allows for more nuanced searching and limiting by material type, language, date range, and more. The two short videos in the right column below demonstrate running a search for articles, limiting to peer-reviewed journals, using boolean operators (library jargon for AND, OR, NOT) and other search tips as well as accessing and downloading articles from the search results. 

Video - EBSCOhost Advanced Search 2 min.38 sec.

Video by EBSCOhost demonstrating how to search our EBSCO databases. Demo takes place in the Academic Search Premiere database and is applicable to other EBSCO databases.

Video - Using the EBSCOhost Result List 3 min.39 sec.

Video - Create Free EBSCO Acct & Personal EBSCO Folder 3 min.42 sec.

View the video and visit the EBSCO Help page on How to Use the My EBSCOHost Folder.

Video - Creating a Search Alert in EBSCO 1 min. 28 sec.

Find Journal Articles at George Fox Library

Searching Advanced Primo for Articles - Part 1 (3 min.)

Primo Articles - Part 2 - Tips and Results List (4 min.)

Top EBSCO Education Databases

Reminder: When searching EBSCO for scholarly peer-reviewed journal articles, click the Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals box before starting your search. Find the box in the EBSCO interface under Search Options > Limit your results. 

Google Scholar

An excellent option for using Google Scholar to connect to library databases is described below.

Link your Google account to the George Fox Library, so the “Find it at George Fox U” links will always appear – even if you don’t start your search from our Google Scholar link above.

To configure your settings manually, use the following steps:
    1.    Go to
    2.    Click the three lines in the top left corner.
    3.    Click "Settings".
    4.    Click "Library Links".
    5.    Search for George Fox University. Check the “George Fox University - Find it at George Fox U” box.
    6.    Save your settings.

You can now continue to search and should see the Find it at George Fox U links next to articles we have access to. You may also try clicking the article title directly and if we have access may be taken to the full text article on the publisher's site.

Note: If you are unable to access the full text of an article directly from Google Scholar, copy and paste the title into Primo, the main search box on our library home page. This applies to book titles shown in Google Scholar as well. Often the titles will be found in Primo and if not, the title record will allow you to sign in and request the article via Interlibrary loan. You should not have to pay for access to an article while at George Fox.