Answered By: Elyse Wolf
Last Updated: Feb 18, 2019     Views: 2

It is very common for articles in online journals to have a different title from the exact same article in the print issue.  Also, you cannot rely on the issue date because the online issue date is not the same as the print issue date. 

Please use the Periodical Finder to see if we have the full text for the journal or newspaper where you found the article.  Then you will be able to see which database we have offers full text access for that journal. Once you are in the database you can run a keyword search to locate the article.

For example, this article appears in the Jan. 31, 2019, issue of the Economist.com: “A swine-fever epidemic like China’s would enrage farmers elsewhere.” You are prompted to subscribe to see the full text, but you don’t need to do that.  You can find the full text through the library.  To locate the full text in the library, follow these steps:

  1. From the library home page, click on the “Find Articles, eBooks & More” link from the top navigation menu.
  2. Select Periodical Finder from the menu that appears.
  3. In the search box at the top of Periodical Finder, type in Economist.
  4. Expand the Full Text Access link to see the list of databases that offer full text.
  5. Since this is a recent article, click on the link for a database that offers coverage to present.  In this case, ABI/INFORM Collection or ProQuest Central will be best bests since they allow you to “search within this publication.”
  6. In the search box, type in the keywords: swine fever AND China.
  7. The very first result is “Chaguan: The politics of pigs” from Feb. 2, 2019.  
  8. Click on the article title to see the full text.  It is the same article. 

Content authored by: GS

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