Answered By: Georgiana Grant
Last Updated: Aug 15, 2022     Views: 422

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 January 2003 issue of the Philosophy of Science, you would search using the journal title and obtain the following results:

3. This tells you that we have the journal both online and in print in St. Louis. The journal is  available  01/01/2002 to present in our collection Webster-Eden Online Periodicals, 09/01/1993 to 1 year ago in the databases Academic Search Premier and Humanities International Complete and 01/01/1934 to 6 years ago in the databases JSTOR Arts and Sciences II Collection.  "Webster-Eden Print Periodicals" means that we have the journal in print at the Library dating back to 1965. NOTE: International Campus students should ask their campus librarian about print journals. 

4. To access an online article, click the link to a database, and then search the database using information from your citations (e.g., year of publication, title of article, author). 

5. 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.

Alternatively you can go directly to the library's Article Linker form to search for an article using a citation. On the library homepage hover over "Find Resources" and then click on "Specific Article". 

Fill out the form using information from your citation (e.g., year of publication, title of article, author). 

If the library has access to the full-text of the article you will be provided a link to the article. If not, there will be a button that allows you to request the article via Interlibrary Loan.