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Answered By: Stephanie Licko
Last Updated: Mar 05, 2018     Views: 2

Ideally, you will want to have the complete citation information of an article in order to retrieve it from the databases (The complete citation includes author, title of article, title of journal, volume/issue numbers and page numbers). If you only have some of the citation follow these steps (if you do have the complete citation, scroll down for directions).

If you do not have the complete citation:

  1. Click on "Search" on the Library's homepage. This brings you to our alphabetical list of databases.
  2. Search for the title of your article in the EBSCO Quick Search box:
    • Put as much information as you have into the EBSCO search. If you only have the author's last name and title try that first. You may have to add additional keywords to narrow down your list (hopefully, you have an idea of what the article is about!)

If your article is not indexed in the EBSCO databases you can try the same process with ProQuest Quick Search and JSTOR.  For further assistance please contact an Information Services Librarian.

 

If you have the complete citation:

From the Phillips Library homepage click on "Search"

You will need the complete citation for the article you are looking for.  The complete citation includes author, title of article, title of journal, volume/issue numbers and page numbers.

  1. Use the Articles: Journal Search box
  2. Enter the journal title where your article is published
  3. Click on the database that provides access to that journal
  4. Find the volume/issue number
  5. Find the specific article

If none of the databases we subscribe to has the journal you are looking for we can request the item from another library.  You can manually request an article through ILLiad through the Request an Article form.