Researching Articles: Identifying Articles on Your Topic

If you are looking for articles in journals that address a particular research question or relate to your paper or project, take a look at the Electronic Resources page.  This page lists the databases you might want to use to identify articles; these databases will give you the full publication information for each article, including the author, the title of the article, the title of the journal where the article appears, date of publication, and pages. Many of the databases will include a link to FindIt, a tool that helps you locate the article you want regardless of format; it searches for electronic copies, but also searches LUCIA for any paper subscriptions we might have.

As an alternative to searching our databases individually, MetaLib is an additional tool that will search simultaneous databases by subject.

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 to an article 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, you can

  • use the FindIt form linked here, or
  • browse for the title of the journal using the Search for Journals by Title box on the right side of the page.

The FindIt form can be used to request an article through Interlibrary Loan if it is not available here at Mudd Library.  See the Interlibrary Loan page for more information.

Search for Journals by Title

Journal Title

Browse Journals by Topic

If you want to see which journals might be available on a topic of interest to you:

These searches will not locate individual articles, but will help you find journals that address topics of interest to you. For help locating individual articles, ask a librarian.

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