Answered By: Kealin McCabe
Last Updated: Jun 08, 2020     Views: 152

There are 2 methods you can use to find an article when you have a full citation.

Method 1: Search the article title using the General Search

Method 2: Manually search the journal 


Method 1: General Search

Type the title of the journal article into the General Search search box.


If the item is available in full text, click Full Text Online.

Method 2: Manually search the Journal

Sometimes you may have to look an article up manually, meaning that you may have to browse the journal to locate the article. This is why it is important to know the journal title, year of publication, volume and issue. Here is a full description of how you can locate an article when you have a full citation:

  • Ouyang, Z., Tian, J., Yan, X., & Shen, H. (2020). Effects of different concentrations of dissolved oxygen or temperatures on the growth, photosynthesis, yield and quality of lettuce. Agricultural Water Management, 228, 105896. doi:10.1016/j.agwat.2019.105896

Step 1: Search title of the journal in the library catalogue


Step 2: Select the title of the journal from the results list. It will normally be labeled as an electronic resource. Click on the title.

Step 3: On the following page click online resource. The area highlighted in purple indicates the database it is indexed in and the years of publication available. This journal is indexed in "Science Direct" and shows that we have access to articles published from 1995 to present. 

Step 4: Click on the database name. 

Step 5: Look for the words "past issues", "all issues", or "archive". This will allow you to search the entire publication. 



Step 6: Select the year, the volume and the issue.

Step 7: Scroll until you find your article, either by title or page number.

Here is a video explaining:



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