The boxes below cover various aspects of finding articles, including techniques and places for finding popular and scholarly articles.
Also, the library has many subject library guides. For example, there are ones for earth sciences, biology, and chemistry. These will give you ideas about databases to search for articles.
This video tutorial gives a generic discussion of search tools used in many library databases. Not every database uses all these tools.
It is important to determine how to apply these search tools in the specific database relevant to your writing and research. Lehigh's library guides help you identify relevant databases for your particular topic. Go to the library homepage and then click on the "How to..." link.
Magazine and Newspaper articles
Popular articles from magazines and newspapers can:
NOTE: some of the resources below cover scholarly articles as well as popular sources. See the page of this library guide devoted to scholarly articles. Below is a partial listing--see A to Z Database list and library catalog.
Subject library guides will identify databases where you can search for scholarly articles.
Here is a sampler of items that a Google search revealed:
Review articles give a bird's eye view of a field or niche within a field. They can contain valuable bibliography. The titles of these articles often have a slightly higher level or "generic" quality than the titles of articles reporting very specific research findings.
Also, see Annual Reviews, which is dedicated to this type of article. Tip: sort the search results in descending date order so you see the most recent articles for your topic.)
In library databases, you will see "Lehigh Links", which enable you to get out to the full text,of articles or order an article that is not available electronically. This brief tutorial video explains how to use Lehigh Links.
This video tutorial shows you how to get to the full text of an article if you have a citation.
It relies on using Google Scholar for this purpose, in conjunction with Lehigh Links, from which you can get to the full text or order the article via "ILLiad".
Other ways to find the full text of an article: