To find articles

  1. Go to the Libraries homepage.
  2. Enter your search terms into the large search box. Use quotation marks to search for phrases. E.g. "energy drinks."
  3. Use the filters to limit your results by publication date, material type, and/or subject.
  4. Click on the link for the title to see the databases holding the article.
  5. Click on the link to the database (open in a new tab) to access the article. 
  6. Click "view online," "PDF," or the "Find it" button to connect to the full text if we have it. 

If the University does not provide access to the journal, magazine or newspaper you need, request it from Interlibrary Loan.

Select a database (for a more focused search)

Library databases (sometimes called indexes) are like search engines but search journals, magazines, newspapers and other sources.

  • Subject Guides can help you find the best databases for your topic.
  • Databases A-Z start here if you know the name of the database you are looking for.

Top databases by subject area:

Finding articles (when you know the title)

  • Go to the Libraries homepage.
  • Enter the title into the large search box. Use quotation marks. E.g. "Synthesis of Discipline-Based Education in Physics"

Finding articles (when you know some information)

Citation Linker 
Use Citation Linker to enter your citation and find out whether or not the University Libraries provides full text. To use Citation Linker you must, at a minimum, know the title of the journal, magazine or newspaper the article is in (e.g. Journal of Clinical Nursing, New York Times); or either have a PMID or DOI number. 

Electronic Journals 
Search or browse for the title of the journal, magazine or newspaper (e.g. Newsweek, Journal of Anthropology). Then search within the publication for your article or topic. 

University Libraries Catalog 
Search the Libraries catalog for the title of the journal, magazine or newspaper. MNCAT will tell you how to view it online or locate a copy in print.

Use articles for

  • Specific information on a narrow topic area.
  • Evidence required to support or refute a claim.
  • Overviews of a specific topic. (Found in articles called reviews or meta-analyses).