Answered By: Michelle Karbon
Last Updated: Jul 24, 2017     Views: 83

If you have a citation, you have all the information you need to search for the full text of the article.  

  • Use the Journal Article Search link below
  • Search for the article, giving as much detail as you can (VERY IMPORTANT!)
  • Once you have found your title you can download the PDF

If the database is provided in the citation, you can go directly to that database and search for the title of the article. Use the Database A-Z list to find your database.

You can also try searching the article from the LibraryConnect homepage. 

Here's a visual walkthrough of finding an article using Journal Search:

‚Äč1Open the article information or citation in a browser window.

citation image

2Open LibraryConnect in another window.


3. Click the "Journal Article Search" link below.

4On the search form, enter as much information about the article as you can.  If your citation is in APA format, the journal title is in italics, the volume number is the first number (also in italics), and the issue number is in parentheses.  Be as specific as you can!

Article Search

5After hitting the "Search" button, you will see links to the databases that your journal is held in.  Click on the "View Full Text" option to view the article.  I have two options because this article appears in two databases.

Search Results

6. If you are led directly to your article, click on the "PDF Full Text" or "HTML Full Text" link to view the article. If that doesn't work, go to step 8.

Article Found

7If you weren't led directly to your article, you should go back to step 5 and fill out the search form completely.  You might be led to the journal's page within the database.  To find the article, click "Search within this publication" and then click "Advanced Search".  

Search Within Publication

Copy and paste the title of your article in the second search box.  You should be led to your article!

Advanced Search



Questions?  Is your article or journal not showing up?  You've got options!  

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