Find Articles & Journals

Find a specific article or journal

If you already know what article you want, search for the journal, magazine, or newspaper it's in:

  1. Search our eJournals to see if we have it online. 
    • If we have the journal online, compare the dates of our journal access to the date of the article you need.
      • If the article falls within the dates, click into the journal and navigate to or search for your article. 
      • If the article is outside the dates, we don't have electronic access. 
  2. Search our Library Catalog (MERLIN) to see if we have the journal in print.
    • If we have the journal in print, check the record to make sure we have the date with your article.
  3. If we don't have the article electronically or in print, request the article through interlibrary loan.  We can find most articles, and email them to you, free of charge, typically within 10 days.

Find articles on a topic

Find journal, magazine and newspaper articles in our databases.  Find a database by subject or try one of our most popular databases:

To search the database:

  1. Select one or more key terms to represent your topic and enter them into the database like this:
    Database search boxes with search terms entered
  2. Limit your results by publication date, publication type, or to scholarly journals as desired.  (Note: Different databases offer different limiting options.)
  3. Review your results for articles that look relevant.  If you find an article, but there's no full text, click the Full Text button or link (for more details see below).

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How to find the full-text of your article.

Click the Full Text button or link if the article you need is not available in full-text when you are searching a database. The "Full Text" button opens a new screen showing options to find the full article:

When an electronic copy may be found in other resources, you will see something like this.  

  • Click on  “Get Article” to link directly to the article.
  • Click on “Go to Journal” to go to a list of journal issues.  From here, you will need to navigate to the issue, and then identify your article from the table of contents list.
  • When you click on the name of the database (resource), you will link to the database.  You will need to search the database again to find your article.

If no electronic copy is available, you will see something like this.

  • Click on "Search for a print copy in MERLIN library catalog" to see if the library owns a print copy of the journal.
  • To request the article through interlibrary loan—Click on the link "request your article through Interlibrary Loan." We can find most articles, and email them to you, free of charge, typically within 10 days.

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