A guide to finding scientific articles through SSE Library.
SSE Library has subscriptions to thousands of e-journals as well as access to a large number of journal databases. Where to start your search depends on whether you are looking for the full text of a specific article or trying to find articles related to your research in general.
Locating specific articles
When you have a specific reference to an article and want to find the full text, go to the main library web page. Click on the tab “E-journals” above the search box and enter the title of the journal that the article is published in.
Argo, J. & Dahl, D. (2018). Standards of Beauty: The Impact of Mannequins in the Retail Context, Journal of Consumer Research, 44 (5), p. 974-990.
Search for: Journal of Consumer Research
You will get a list of all the databases where we have access to this journal. Choose a database that covers the year of publication of the article you are looking for.
The database interfaces differ, but usually you have the option to browse the issues (in this case: 2018 > Vol. 44 > Issue 5) and find the article that way, or to search within the publication using for example the article title.
If you don’t find the e-journal you are looking for this way, then we most likely don’t have a subscription to it. You can check Libris to find other libraries nearby that might have access to it or log in to My Library to request an interlibrary loan.
Finding articles related to your research
If you are looking for articles related to your research, not having a specific one in mind, you should start your search in one of our databases. Different databases generate different results, so to get more comprehensive results you should try several databases.
Not all databases provide full texts to the articles. For those that don’t, just locate the full text following the steps under “Locating specific articles” above.
Aggregated databases collect articles from a large number of journals and publishers and allow you to easily search them all using keywords related to your research question.
Business Source Premier (BSP) is an aggregated database covering articles in management, economics, finance, accounting, international business, and much more. It contains full text scholarly journals and business periodicals.
BSP also includes country economic reports from the EIU, Global Insight and CountryWatch. Additionally, you can find some substantial company profiles and industry reports from Datamonitor.
ABI Inform Global covers more than 1,600 leading business and management publications, including over 350 English-language titles from outside the U.S. It contains content from thousands of journals that helps you track business conditions, trends, management techniques, corporate strategies, banking and industry-specific topics worldwide.
Citation databases provide information about how many times specific articles have been cited and by which researchers. This information can give you an understanding of the importance or impact of an article, as well as help you find other researchers who have written similar articles, based on their citations.
Scopus is an abstract and citation database that covers about 16,000 peer-reviewed journals including 1200 Open Access journals. Most references go back to 1996, 25% of the references are pre-1996.
Web of Science is another citation database. It contains bibliographic references with abstracts and citations from 1700 journals.
Google Scholar is Google's search engine for academic and scientific material. When using this tool, you can see in your list of search results if an article is available via SSE Library. If available, it will say "SSE Library Full Text". This means that the library has a subscription for the journal in which the article is published.
To get this information (SSE Library Full Text) in your search results, you need to make some adjustments in your Google Scholar settings:
- Go to Settings on the left side.
- Click on Library Links.
- Look up Stockholms School of Economics.
Check the box for SSE Library and Save.