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Research Assistance

Hello! My name is Sara Johnson. As a librarian, I can help you hone your research topic, locate scholarly journal articles, and use APA format.  The quickest way to reach me is typically by email: You can also call or text ‪(772) 237-0107‬. 

If you think you might prefer more in-depth one-on-one assistance, please feel free to click here to book a research appointment! I am happy to meet with you in person or virtually via Zoom. I am primarily based out of the Pruitt Campus, but I can also arrange to meet virtually if that is more convenient. Just send me an email if you aren’t seeing a day/time that works for you and we can work something out!

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Searching in Google Scholar

Search for Articles using Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search

To add the FIND TEXT @ IRSC link to your search results, click the bars (also called a hamburger icon)Google Scholar Advanced Options in the top left then click Settings. Next, click on Library Links. Type in Indian River State College and click the magnifying glass and then place a checkmark in the box next to the results and click Save. 

APA Research Paper Template

You can save this template in Microsoft Word (IRSC students, download Office for free, see a librarian if you need help). Above is a template you can use every time you need to set-up a research paper using APA style format. Simply open the template and type your own information every time you need to write an APA style research paper. 

Searching for Peer-Reviewed Articles

Suggested Databases

A Note on Articles via Google Scholar

Limiters within the library databases allow you to filter your search to only articles from peer-reviewed journals. The video above discusses how to use this feature. Get in touch with me (contact info above) if you find an article using Google Scholar and need to verify that it is coming from a peer-reviewed journal.