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Rhetoric: Finding Articles

Research Mindset Tip

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Have you found articles that sound like they address your research question, but you are having a difficult time understanding the article itself? That happens to everyone! Take a few minutes to learn some tactics for reading academic resources, and then be persistent and tackle some of that challenging reading. That's how you learn and grow from the experience.

Skill Building

Need some practice? Try some Skill Building exercises! 15-minutes spent practicing with these newsy topics and authoritative databases will be sure to hone your research skills.

Skill Building


Featured Resource

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The Daily Iowan Archive

Would you like to know more about what has happened right here at the University of Iowa through the years? Dating back to 1868 the Daily Iowan Newspaper Collection provides access to digitized versions of The Daily Iowan and its predecessors: the University Reporter (1868-81), the Vidette (1879-81), the Vidette-Reporter (1881-1901) and the University Mirror (1881).  The newspaper editions are full text searchable.

This resource is one of many available through the Iowa Digital Library

Lesson - From Idea to Library

As a student at the University of Iowa, you have access to an incredible wealth of information resources available to you through your library. We subscribe to databases that will help you find the magazine, journal, and newspaper articles you need for your academic research. To get started, watch this short tutorial about how information goes from an idea to having a home in a library.

From Idea to Library from NCSU Libraries

Resources - A Selection of Databases available from The University of Iowa Libraries

A selection of just some of the many databases available for finding articles is listed below. Other indexes and databases can be found through the Find Resources section of the Library's website. 

These databases help you locate relevant articles in scholarly journals, magazines and newspapers. In many cases, the full text of the article is available right in the database. When that is not the case, always click on the gold UILink UILink button  to see if we subscribe to the periodical in print or online. Chances are good that we do.

Lesson - One Perfect Source

One Perfect Source by North Carolina State University Libraries

Remember to contact a librarian if you need help getting started with your research.