Answered By: Maria Power
Last Updated: Apr 24, 2020     Views: 1220

Please note: As of April 25th, 2020, you will not be able to request materials through interlibrary loan at the Concordia University - Portland libraries. Please contact your local public library about requesting materials or email us at for help locating full text sources on your research topic.

We recommend using the library search tool, OneSearch, which searches many databases at once.  Follow these steps to search for peer reviewed, scholarly articles:

1. Go to OneSearch and sign in (upper right). CU students, faculty, and staff have access to additional resources and services. Signing in allows you to access additional full-text content from more journals, databases, and eBooks. 

2. Enter keywords in the search box. Think of synonyms for your topic that authors might use in their writing, for instance, searching for "teaching" or "instruction" might pull up different results about the same topic.  Click the magnifying glass button.

3. When the search results appear, use the "Peer-reviewed Articles" link (left side of the screen under the Availability heading) to refine results to only scholarly articles.

4. Look through the results.  If you find a title you'd like to read, it will either be available for immediate access online, or for email delivery through Interlibrary Loan:

  • Online: If the article is available for immediate access online, click the Full text online button beneath the article title, then select a database name from the list that displays to proceed to the article.

  • Interlibrary Loan: If there is no full text available for immediate access, click the Citation online link beneath the article title, then click the Request from Tipasa/Interlibrary Loan link to proceed to Tipasa, our Interlibrary Loan management system.  Submit your request, and our staff will attempt to get a copy sent to you from another library.  You can also access Tipasa here: Tipasa.

If you still have questions, contact us and tell us some details about your assignment and your topic.  We're happy to help!

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