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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

How to Find Articles

How and where to find articles using the Library website.

Easy Search

When you search for a journal in Easy Search, the "Suggestions" box at the top will give a link to search results in the Online Journals and Databases tool. If the journal is popular, there might also be a direct link to the journal.

Easy Journal Search results

Online Journals & Databases

The Online Journals & Databases tool allows you to search by title for journals, newspapers, and databases. 

1. The Online Journals & Databases tool can be accessed from the Library homepage.

2. Type the title of the journal you are looking for into the search box. You can choose "starts with" if you know exactly how the title starts. Otherwise, choose "contains."

3. Scroll through the results page until you locate the correct title. 

Journal and Database results page

4. When you click on the journal of database title, a new 'Discover' window will pop up. Click the database link to continue on to the publication.

Journal & Article Locator

The Journal and Article Locator is a tool that allows you to search for journals by title.

  1. Go to the Library homepage and click the "Databases and Journals" tab. Then select "Journal and Article Locator."

  2. Search for the journal name. journal article locator search

  3. Find the correct journal title on the list of results. Be sure to pay attention to the dates each link covers. It is common for a database to only contain certain years of a journal title. Click on the correct title. 

  4. A Discover pop-up window will open. Choose "Go" to continue to the database.