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PHI 3800 Aesthetics

Search Strategies for the Research Assignment

1 - Locating Articles in Selected Journals

1. From the library homepage, click the E-Journals tab above the search box

2. Type in the journal name:  Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism

and click Search.

3. You should see a page with the journal name and a list of years on the left side. Scroll down the page  until you see See All and click it. 

If you are looking for a topic in this journal, put your topic into the Search within Publication search box, and enter for relevant results.

If you want to browse tables of contents, click on one of the Wiley links, pick an issue and browse.

 

1. From the library homepage, click the E-Journals tab above the search box

2. Type in the journal name:  British Journal of Aesthetics

and click Search.

3. You should see a page with the journal name and a list of years on the left side. You can click on any year, select an issue and view the table of contents.  Click on the article to view it.

4. To search for a specific topic in the journal, scroll down the page  until you see See All and click it. 

5. Click on the Oxford link to search for a topic in this journal.

  1. Search for your topic using the journal search engine.
  • If you have a single topic, use the Search box
  • If you have two or more concepts OR if you want to use synonyms or related terms, click Advanced to build your search.

2.You can also Browse the Table of contents for each issue

Three methods to find related articles

Option 1. Using an article you've already selected:

  1. Identify a related article in the reference list/bibliography
  2. Search FIU holdings for that related article using one of the following:
  • FIND IT @ FIU (Citation Linker)
  • E-Journals list

Option 2. Use the search box on the journal's homepage to locate another article on your subject.

Option 3. Search for your topic in a subject database (choose one from the Best Bets).  In addition to your topic terms, you may want to include the word 'aesthetics' in your search to narrow results.

2 - Locate Books in the Library Catalog

Search FIU Libraries' Catalog


Or, Locate books outside FIU Libraries

3 - Getting articles (and books!) that we don't own

Just request it - for FREE!  Use InterLibrary Loan / ILLiad to get the pdf of an article or borrow a book from another institution.

Order an article or a book and you will be notified via email that your item has arrived. 

  • Articles generally take 1-3 days (add 2 days for weekend!) 
  • Books generally arrive within 10 days.

Is it an article?  Your ILLIAD account will act like a drop box for articles that can be delivered online. You'll also get an email to let you know when to login to your account to retrieve your item.  Download the PDF to your computer because it will disappear from the ILL site in 30 days.

ARTICLE TIP: When searching in a database, click FIND IT @ FIU to see if we own the article in full text, and if not, check the Library Catalog to see if it is in print.  If we don't own it, look for Still Can't Find It? and click Interlibrary Loan.  The database will fill in the form for you!

BOOK TIP: When searching WorldCat, click on the book title and use the "Send Request to ILLiad" link to order the book.  Sign-in to ILLiad and the database will fill in the form for you!