Slavic & Eastern European Studies: Finding and using journal articles

A guide to Slavic Studies resources at Monash University Library, including the Ada Booth Slavic Collection

Using Journals

Journal articles provide the most up to date research as they are published frequently.

Students may need to use these in different ways:

  • Firstly your tutor/lecturer may recommend you read a specific journal article. If the article isn't in Moodle you can look it up in Search. If the article isn't available in full text, it is possible to also look for the journal title in Search and either find the journal contents for the issue you require online or find the volumes on the Library shelves.
  • The other use for journals is when you need a few additional articles for your essay topics. it is possible to find articles in Search and also in the many International relations databases.
  • It is also possible to look through the table of contents of some relevant international studies journals that your tutor/lecturer may have recommended.

Peer Reviewed Journals

Peer review is a formal process whereby any article submitted to a journal or conference is sent to several established scholars in that field of study, who may suggest improvements.

To see if a journal is peer-reviewed you could check the Ulrich's website via the library databases page. Search by journal title.

Finding a specific article in Search

When looking for a specific article from a list of references, search for the author surname and then the article title in double quotation marks. If the article appears in the results list, get the full text by clicking "View It".

Finding an article on a topic in Search

If you wish to find articles on a particular topic or subject, try using Advanced Search. Once you have Search results, use the left hand facets to refine your search to Peer-reviewed Journals. You can limit further by topic or date range.