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I followed a link in Periodical Locator and got a search box. How do I find my article?

  • You need to search again.  Search for all or part of the article title in that database's search box.
  • If you have difficulty locating your article in a large results list, return to the search page and add the journal title and/or the author of the article you want. Also, look for options to select the date of publication.
  • If you are not able to find your article, go back to Periodical Locator and review your other choices. Use a different version if possible.
  • If you have any trouble, Ask a Librarian for help.

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Periodical Locator will always link you as close as possible to the periodical title you are seeking. It can't always get past a search box, though. In addition to periodical subscriptions, Periodical Locator also includes full text articles that are found within databases known as "aggregators" because they aggregate (or pull together) full text from many different sources. Many of these aggregator databases, though, are designed more for searching by subject, not for a specific periodical title. Some examples include Academic Search Complete, Wilson OmniFile, and LexisNexis Academic.


This page last reviewed by Jody Fagan on 07/19/2011.



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