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Locating Journal Articles Found in Bibliographies

This guide is suggested for students who need to find journal articles in bibliographies or those who were interested in finding journal articles in bibliographies.


    You can do this two ways.

  • If you are searching in PubMed, you can hover your mouse over the abbreviation and the complete title will be displayed.

  • OR, search the abbreviation in PubMed's journal database. At the PubMed homepage, click Journals in NCBI Databases.
    Type in the abbreviation and click SEARCH. The full title of the journal will be displayed.

 2. Once you have the full title of the journal, go to the library homepage and click the SEARCH tab. At the Library Catalog dropdown menu choose --by Title and type or copy/paste the full title of the journal into the search box. Click FIND.

Click the journal title to get more information. 

Some volumes and years may be online, some in print, some even on microform. This varies from journal to journal.

Click FINDIT to access the volumes and years online. If the year you need is in a bound volume or on microform and in Garey Hall, you may access it in two ways:


If the year you need is unavailable either in print or online, you may reqeust the article from another library by completing the ILLiad request form. ALLOW 2 TO 7 BUSINESS DAYS.

If you see this message after searching the journal title, it usually means that the library does not subscribe to the journal. However, it is a good idea to verify your spelling. Also, if the journal title is very long, try searching again using just the first three or four words.

If you still receive the above message, there is ONE MORE PLACE you can search to make absolutely certain that the library does not subscribe. On the library homepage, click JOURNAL FINDER.

At the next screen, type the first few words of the journal title. You may get a link to online issues of the journal. Check to see if the year you need is available. 

If you get 0 hits, or if the year you need is not available, complete an article request form in ILLiad:


bquintil Barbara Quintiliano
Nursing/Life Sciences & Instructional Services Librarian
Falvey Library, Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova , PA , 19085
Room 225


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