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Tips on doing research

Have a citation and need the item?

Sometimes you'll hear about an article and want to find it and read it. Or your professor will mention that a particular journal is likely to have lots of articles on your topic. Or you'll have a DOI (digital object identifier) and need to get the article itself. We can help!

Find a specific journal

The easiest way to find out if the library has a specific journal is to select the Journals link on the library's home page. Type in the name of the journal, which searches the library's holdings.

You can also use Find a specific journal, magazine or newspaper subscription (look on the right hand side of the page). Both options provide linked access to electronic magazines, journals, and newspapers, either as stand-alone electronic titles, or as part of article databases. The results list will include any print holdings we might have as well. 

Find a specific journal

Find a specific article

To get an article for which you have a citation (in other words, you know the author, article title, journal title, year, volume, and page numbers), go to Find a specific article from the citation (look on the right hand side of the page) and fill in the form to search our collections for that article. It will let you know if we have it in full text or in print in the library.

If you only have partial information about an article, put those details in the OneSearch box on the library's home page. The results list will often include the article you're looking for.

Find a specific article from the citation

Find an article with the DOI

If you have the DOI for an article, go to Search for a Document by the DOI (Digital Object Identifier) (look on the right hand side of the page) and type or paste in the number. You'll go directly to the article if we have full text access.

Search by the DOI