Find Articles in a Journal/Magazine/Newspaper
Finding articles is usually a two step process:
1. Use a database to identify an article.
- Choose a broad subject area that includes your topic. Most library subject guides correspond to academic departments.
- Select one of the databases for this subject area. To do this, go to the Subject Guides page. Most most but not all land on pages with article databases.
- Do a search on your topic. Often the full text of the article is available in the database in PDF or HTML format. If not....
- Click on the Find It button to see if the article you want is available full text online elsewhere.
- Learn more about the Find it button.
2. Journal and magazine articles are not all available online. If you do not see a link to full text when you click on the Find It button, click on the link for Catalog Search (Title) or Catalog Search (ISSN) to see if the library owns the journal, magazine or newspaper.
- If information is displayed for the journal, magazine or newspaper that contains your article, note the call number and location of the journal, magazine or newspaper. Check to see if Falvey has the year in which your article appears.
- If the year you need is listed as a RECENT ISSUES, go to periodical shelving, located at the back of the 1st floor, and look for your issue by call number on the current issues shelf.
- If the year you need is listed as an BOUND VOLUMES-GARY HALL-ASK AT CIRCULATION, complete the Journal Retrieval/Document Delivery Request Form.
- Alternately you may use the ILL Request Form for items in Gary Hall, but this make take somewhat longer.
- If, when you click on the Catalog Search link, you see the message "Your search resulted in no hits!" then the library does not own the journal, magazine or newspaper that you need. You may request a copy of the article from another library through Interlibrary Loan (ILL) using the ILL Request Form.
- If you need help determining whether or not the library owns the issue you need and where it is located, ask the Research Support Department.
- Be sure to cite your articles properly in the Reference List or Works Cited section of your paper. To do this, go to the Guide to Citation Styles, such as MLA & APA
Last Modified: Monday, October 12th, 2009