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Finding Articles (and other publications)

I need to find articles on a topic.

  1. Go to the Rod Library Website.
  2. Type your search into OneSearch!  
  3. Click on Databases A-Z if you want to search a specific database.
  4. If you have questions, Ask Us! for help via IM or email.

How-To Videos:

Other Guides:

I already have info about an article (the citation). Does the library have the article?

  1. Go to the Rod Library Website.
  2. Click on "Known Article/Journal Search"
  3. Enter the Journal Name and article details such as publication year and volume number. (Not necessary to fill out entire form.)
  4. The Find it! search result screen will indicate if the full text of article is available online or in print.

The online full text link may go directly to article or instead to a page that includes a list of issues or volumes.

If UNI does not have the journal, the Find it! screen usually includes a link to Interlibrary Loan, a service for requesting articles from other libraries. If the link doesn't appear, go directly to Interlibrary Loan.

Google Scholar also can be an effective tool for finding the full text of a known article.

I'm trying to find a certain journal, magazine, or newspaper. Does the library have it?

  1. Go to the Rod Library Website.
  2. Click on "Known Article/Journal Search"
  3. Enter the journal name in the blank under "Find a specific journal in our online or print collection."
  4. The search result will indicate if the journal is available in print, electronic, or other format.
  5. Look for e-journal icon or yellow Find it! button to access electronically.

User Guide:

Journal or Magazine? Recognizing the Difference 

Scholarly and Peer-Reviewed articles: Defined. 


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