Find an Article

How do I find an article on a topic?

Do a keyword search in one or more of the resources from the Databases to Get You Started to find articles on a subject.

Academic Search Complete or Web of Knowledge will help you find articles on a wide variety of topics.

Librarians’ Research Guides recommend specialized resources to find articles in specific subject areas like Psychology, Biology, or Art.  Search by the subject area (i.e. Music or Business or Engineering) to find the guide on your topic.

Type your keywords into UC Library Search; once a list of results appears, use the filters on the left-hand side of the screen to limit your results to articles.

How do I find the full-text of an article?

Use Get it at UC to locate full-text of articles after you’ve done your search in any of the libraries’ article databases. (See How do I find an article?)  Click on the Get it at UC icon.  Sometimes the full article will appear and sometimes you will need to follow the instructions that appear.

Some library databases include the full-text of articles.  Look for a link that says HTML Full-Text or PDF Full-Text or simply HTML or PDF.  You don’t need to use Get it at UC when the full-text is available as part of the database.

How do I find an article when I have the citation, i.e. I know the author, article title, journal title, volume, date, and page numbers of the article I want?

Enter the information you have into UC Library Search. The more information you have, particularly article title, the journal title and the author, the more likely you will find the correct article. If you cannot find the correct article, please use one of our Ask a Librarian services; we will do our best to help you find the article.