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Welding Technology: Find Articles

The welding technology curriculum provides students with a sound understanding of the science, technology and applications essential for successful employment in the welding and metal industry.

Subject Journals


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Research ----- Select ----- Evaluate

Do NOT believe anything that you see, hear or read from newspapers, books, journals, radio, television or government, unless it is consistent with what you already know to be true or unless you have taken the time to research the matter to prove its accuracy to your satisfaction.

paraphrased from Neal Boortz' National Talk Show Host program


Search for articles on your topic in one of the following online databases.

Articles from current and previous year issues are available online through these databases for many periodicals or journals.


  • Placing "Quotation Marks" around your keywords restricts the search to that phrase, not each word in the phrase
  • After your initial search entry, you can refine your search by Full Text, Peer Reviewed or Year
  • "Peer Reviewed" means that the article has been critically reviewed by experts before it was published
  • "Cite" tab on right displays the already formatted citation for the article

Click  Scholarly vs. Popular Materials Guide by North Carolina State University for a description of the difference between popular, scholarly and trade publications.

To find an article in a magazine or journal, go to

Select by title

1.  Select the Search by Title link on the NC Live index page.

2.  Enter the magazine or journal title and press Enter.

3.  Select the year published, date of issue and then go to the cited page or view the articles until you find the one you are looking for.

Finding the Full-Text of an Article

  1. Some databases will have links to the full-text of the article right in the database.  The articles usually have a link for either HTML Full Text  or PDF Full Text under the citation information. 

    • HTML Full Text = all of the text is displayed but no pictures or formatting
    • PDF Full Text = Essentially a photocopy of the original journal pages
  2. When we don't have the publication, but you really want the article you can request it through Interlibrary Loan [ILL]. 

Citation Guidelines:

Very good examples and explanations of the correct format for citing information can be obtained by clicking the following entries.

Logon to
* under Research Help heading click Citations
* Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)
* select MLA Guide or APA Guide