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Distance Education: Articles

This is a guide of general librarian-recommended resources and strategies for distance learners. Subject and discipline specific resources can be found by using the subject guide for your area of study.

More research guides

Browse all research guides.  (Use this option to find the guide that best fits the class or subject area you need).

Or use these related research guides:

Find discipline-specific articles for your topic

QuickSearch is a search engine that will allow you to search many of the library's databases simultaneously.  It allows users to search for references to articles, books, e-books, and media from a variety of different subject disciplines.  Article citations often include links to full text (full text or FindIt icons).

QuickSearch is similar to Google in that it often retrieves a large number of results, but it consists of vetted library resources as opposed to web sites.  Use the options to the left of your list of results to narrow the retrievals.

Note:  Think of QuickSearch as a starting point, but you should use the discipline-specific databases to focus on the most relevant articles for your field of study, topic, or research question.  Use the research guides and/or ask your subject librarian if you need help.


Get the full text and request articles WSU does not have using the FindIt button

Although these video examples illustrate FindIt in QuickSearch, many other WSU article databases provide the gold FindIt button for locating the full text or requesting interlibrary loan if Wright State does not have the article.

If you are using interlibrary loan for the first time, you will be prompted to fill out a brief one-time registration form after authenticating with your WSU campus password.

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