How to Locate an Assigned Article

This section describes how to find an article when you have an assignment or reference with the article's title, author, journal, date, page, etc. First check whether the journal is available electronically:

  • Check whether your library has its own list of electronic journals. Or, look in the OhioLINK Electronic Journal Finder, which is a listing of journals available online through various databases.
  • If you find the journal, the listing will direct you to a database.
  • Connect to the database and search the article by keyword, author, title, etc. Follow links to the actual full text.

If you can't find the journal in these sources:

  • Search your library's catalog by journal title. If your library owns the journal, check the location and format of the particular volume/issue or date you need. The journal may be in print, on microform, or electronic.
  • If your library doesn't own the journal, search the OhioLINK Library Catalog to see whether other OhioLINK libraries subscribe. Click "x OhioLINK libraries have this item" to see where the journal is owned. Contact the Interlibrary Loan department at your library for assistance.

Check with the reference librarians at your library. They have information about the services of your own library and further recommendations on appropriate sources (electronic or print) to meet your information needs.

April 2007