Researching Articles: Identifying Articles on Your Topic

There are a couple of ways to find journal articles:

  • If you are looking for articles that address a multidisciplinary topic, or you are just beginning your research, search OneSearch. This resource searches most of our electronic resources as well as our resources located in the library (journals, books, etc.).
  • If you are doing more advanced research in a specific discipline, take a look at the Electronic Resources page.  This page lists subject specific and general databases that allow for more advanced searching.

Locating an Article: Finding a Copy from a Citation

Sometimes you will already know about a particular article you want to read.  For example, this might happen when

  • your professor recommends a specific article.
  • you have a citation from the bibliography of a book or from another article.
  • you have read an encyclopedia entry about a topic, and the author provides suggestions for further reading.

When you already know the important publication information about an article, search OneSearch to check both paper and electronic availability. 

If an article is not available among our paper or electronic resources, Lawrence students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to submit an interlibrary loan request.

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