Answered By: Woodruff Library Reference
Last Updated: Jun 06, 2019     Views: 682

First, how much information do you have about the article? It helps to have:

  1. Title of the journal in which the article is published
  2. Title of the article or keywords in the title
  3. Volume and issue number or the publication date
  4. Author
  5. Page numbers would be helpful, but are not necessarily required

Steps to finding the full-text of the article:

  1. Go to eJournals and search for the journal by its title.
  2. You will get a menu of options for accessing the journal.
    Often a journal is available from several databases. Example: the journal "Addiction Research & Theory" is available from two different databases as seen in the image below. Note that each database provides access to different years of the journal (1991 to present in one case, 2001 to the present in the other case).


Picture of information about journal from the eJournals website

  1. If there is no electronic access to a journal you have searched in the eJournals database, you will get a message telling you to search the journal name in discoverE, our catalog. Search discoverE to see if we have the journal in print.
  2. If you find a record for the journal in discoverE, click the "Physical Resource" tab under the item to get the call number for the print volumes in the library stacks.
  3. If we do not own the item online or in print, you can request the full-text of the article through interlibrary loan.

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Thanks go to the Portland State University Library for sharing their Library DIY idea with us!

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