You have a research topic and now you need a relevant database to search. How do you find one?
If you can't find the full text of an article in a database, you can use the Online Journals and Databases page to search for the journal title.
Most recent articles are available in full text, which means that you can view the entire article from your computer. You can email, print or save these articles for your research. For some articles, especially older ones, you will only be provided with a citation and an abstract.
Not every article is available in online. If you verify that an article you need is not available in full text online, your next step is to search whether the library owns it in print. Here are the steps to follow:
If your article is not available in full text online or in print, you can request the article through Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery. Click on the link that says Login to my ILLiad account, and enter your NetID and password. Choose "Request a photocopy" and fill out the entire form, including the source of the citation.
This process typically takes around 3 business days. Interlibrary Loan usually sends the article as a .pdf file to your email address.
How do you find articles in a language other than English?
If you are on the search page of an online database, look for an option to "limit your results." Depending on the database, you may have to click the Advanced Search link to see this option. There will often be an option to limit your results to a specific language.
Depending on the database, the option may be to "filter," "refine," or "narrow" your results (different databases will use different terms for this) to a specific language.