Answered By: Jennifer Harris
Last Updated: Jul 23, 2018     Views: 603

There are a few ways that you can find a specific article.


The fastest way would be to use the Multi-Search box on our on the library homepage. Multi-Search searches many databases at the same time, so it’s a good place to start.  Try the following steps to find the article:

  1. Type in the full title of the article with quotations (this tells the search engine to search for the words together as a phrase, instead of individual words, which should yield you more accurate search results).
  2. If the article is in one of the databases that is linked up to the Multi-Search, then the results should display the article you are looking for.
  3. You can then click on the title of the article to see more information and access the full text.

A-Z Database List

Not all of our databases are searchable in the Multi-Search. If your search does not bring up the article, and if you know the database where the article is located, you can search directly in that database. You can find our databases by clicking on the A-Z Database List link on the library homepage.  You can filter databases by subject as well.

Periodical Finder

If you know the journal title that the article is published in you can use the Periodical Finder to locate specific articles. This is a useful tool if you don’t know the database where the article is located and if the Multi-Search does not bring it up for you. To find an article in the Periodical Finder:

  1. You can find the link for the Periodical Finder by clicking on the "Find Articles, eBooks & More" link in the navigation bar across the top of the library homepage.
  2. On the Periodical Finder page, enter the journal title in the search box.
  3. Once you see the correct journal title, select a database from the list (make sure to check date coverage),
  4. You will be taken to the journal's publication page in the database you chose
  5. You can either browse or search for the article title.

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