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Find Articles: You Have a Citation (you know exactly what article you need)

  How Do I > Find Articles: You Have a Citation

Step 1: Start at the top of any Gelman Library website page. Click on the Journals tab and search the name of the journal, magazine, or newspaper in which your article was published (NOT the article title). Or search using keywords in the journal's name.

Journal Finder search box

Step 2: If that journal is available online, a new window will open that shows you:

  • Which databases have full-text for this journal.
  • Which years full-text is available. Was your article published within these years?

Choose the correct database by year of coverage screen

Step 3: Click on the name of the database that covers the year you need.

Step 4: The database will connect directly to the journal.  Search within that journal for an article. Or browse to the exact volume and issue you need, open it, and then browse to your article.


Watch the video instructions!

Finding an Article with the Citation from GW Library on Vimeo.


 Alternative! Use our new Full Text Finder.
 You MUST have either the full NAME of the journal OR the journal's ISSN number to use it. (Use crossref.org to look up your journal's ISSN.)

http://library.gwu.edu/help/reference/ask-a-librarianCan't find the journal online? Then search for the journal name in the Catalog to see if Gelman (or any of the other WRLC Consortium libraries) has a print copy and the year you need.
--- If it's in WRLC Storage or at another WRLC Consortium library, place a Consortium Loan Request for a scan of the article.
--- If no library in the WRLC Consortium has the journal in the year you need, then place a request for a scan via Interlibrary Loan.

What is a citation?

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