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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.


There are two main ways to search for articles through the University Library:

  1. Easy Search - Searches the Library catalog, I-Share, dictionaries and encyclopedias, and other databases to find books, journal articles, newspaper articles, and more.
  2. Journal and Article Locator - Find online journal articles with a DOI or citation, or see if we have your favorite journal online. Links to holdings in the online catalog are also included, as are links to interlibrary loan if we don't own the item.

This guide will give you instructions on how to use each of these, as well as how to find and request articles from other universities.

Starting Your Search