Answered By: Eliot Boden
Last Updated: Aug 28, 2019     Views: 336

1. Make sure that you know the title of the journal and the date of publication of the article you want to find. 

2. Search the Journal/Magazine/Newspaper List using the title of the journal to see if the library has the journal and where to find it. For example, if your article appeared in the August 2003 issue of the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, you would search using the journal title and obtain the following results:

Journal of Abnormal Pscy search

3. This tells you that we have the journal both in print in St. Louis and online. "Webster Periodicals" means that we have the journal in print at the Library dating back to 1965. Beginning with 1965, articles from this journal are also available online in the PsycArticles database. NOTE: International Campus students should ask their campus librarian about print journals. 

4. You may access the online article in one of two ways. You may click the "Look Up Article" link and fill in the information about the article you need on the form that appears. You will need the title of the article and journal, publication year, volume, issue and page number(s) to complete the form.

5. Another option is to click the link to the database, and then search the database using information (e.g., year of publication, title of article, author) from your citation.

6. If the library does not have the article in print or online, you may request articles. Note that Webster students, faculty, and staff at U.S. extended and international campuses may also request copies of articles that the library has in print but not online.