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How do I find an article if I have the citation?

The article may be available in one of the University Libraries in print (paper or microform) or it may be available full-text online.

  • To find out if the article is available electronically:
    1. On the University Libraries' home page, click the E-journals tab above the search box in the upper left area of the window (next to Catalog Quick Search).
    2. Type the title of the journal, magazine, or newspaper in the search box, and click then the Search button.
    3. If a matching title is found, the search results will provide links to the title, and also indicate what dates are available. A single title may be available from multiple sources. Check the dates of coverage and compare them with your citation to make sure the article you need is available.
    4. If the title is not available online, search the Library Catalog to see if it is available in the Libraries on paper or microform.
  • To find out if the article is available in print, use the library catalog.
    1. On the Basic Search screen, change the left drop-down menu from Keyword to Title and change the right drop-down menu from Search Entire Collection to Journals and other Serials.
    2. Type the title of the journal, magazine, or newspaper in the search box, and then click the Submit button.
    3. If a matching title is found, the search results will provide links to more information about format and dates of coverage. Make note of the location, e.g., Cook Library 2nd Floor Stacks or Cook Library 2nd Floor Microforms, and call number, e.g., AP2 .A8, because you will need this information to find the article in the library.
      If University Libraries has access to a periodical in multiple formats, you may find multiple records in the catalog for the same title.
    4. Click on a title link to find out which volumes and dates are available in each format.

If the Libraries provide online access to a journal, magazine, or newspaper, links may be available in the library catalog. In the catalog, the title will be followed by the designation (Online) or [electronic resource]. Click the title in the search results to open a detailed record that includes information about dates of coverage and provides links to the online resource.

 
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