Searching for a Specific Article

Search OneSearch


Search OneSearch using the main search box on the library homepage for your article by typing the beginning of the article title along with the last name of the author (the first author if there are more than one).

Screenshot of a OneSearch search for an article using the title "ancient figs push back" and the author "gibbons." The search terms are enclosed in a red rectangle. Next to the Search Terms box is a blue button with the word "Search" inside. Besides the tab for "OneSearch," there are additional tabs: "Library Catalog," "Databases," and "Journals."
Screenshot of a OneSearch search for an article using the title "ancient figs push back" and the author "gibbons." The search terms are enclosed in a red rectangle. Next to the Search Terms box is a blue button with the word "Search" inside. Besides the tab for "OneSearch," there are additional tabs: "Library Catalog," "Databases," and "Journals."

Here is an example of an article citation and the search you might use:

Citation: Gibbons, A. (2006). Ancient figs push back origin of plant cultivation. Science, 312(5778), 1292-1292.

Search“ancient figs push back” gibbons. (The quotation marks will search for that exact phrase.)

Online articles will say Full Text Online. To read these articles, click on the title of the article or the Full Text Online link. Look for PDF links to open up the full text of the article.

Screenshot of a OneSearch result for the article titled "Ancient Figs Push Back Origin of Plan Cultivation" plus other citation details. The link "Full Text Online" is enclosed in a red rectangle to inform users of its location on the page. Above the link titled "Full Text Online" is a link for "Download Now" plus a "PDF" icon. Below the link for "Full Text Online" is a link titled "Browse Now" plus an "open book" icon. There is also a pink and orange cover image for the "Science" journal. Above the journal image is an orange rectangle with the word "online" inside.
Screenshot of a OneSearch result for the article titled "Ancient Figs Push Back Origin of Plan Cultivation" plus other citation details. The link "Full Text Online" is enclosed in a red rectangle to inform users of its location on the page. Above the link titled "Full Text Online" is a link for "Download Now" plus a "PDF" icon. Below the link for "Full Text Online" is a link titled "Browse Now" plus an "open book" icon. There is also a pink and orange cover image for the "Science" journal. Above the journal image is an orange rectangle with the word "online" inside.

Browse the Journal to Find an Article


Another way to find an article, if you have the full citation, is to find a journal in the library collection and browse (or search) to find the article you need.

Go to Journals on the library homepage. You can either search for your journal title (in the search box at the top) or browse by the initial letter of the journal title. If browsing, remember to skip initial articles, so The Chronicle of Higher Education will be found browsing under C for Chronicle, not under  T for The.

To find a particular issue, look at the date ranges on the journal entry on the A-Z list. Look for the date of publication for your article (it may be just a year or a month/day/year), then click on the link found immediately after a date range that includes the correct date.

Screenshot of the journal search for "French Studies." There is an orange and red journal cover image. The screenshot shows two online options for the journal with their associated dates of coverage: "Project MUSE" and "Oxford Journals." Both online options are highlighted in yellow. The screenshot also includes: an "open book" icon next to the link "View Journal in BrowZine" and an outline of a "graduation cap" next to the words "Peer Reviewed." There is also a search box with the words "Search inside this journal" and a "Search" button.
Screenshot of the journal search for "French Studies." There is an orange and red journal cover image. The screenshot shows two online options for the journal with their associated dates of coverage: "Project MUSE" and "Oxford Journals." Both online options are highlighted in yellow. The screenshot also includes: an "open book" icon next to the link "View Journal in BrowZine" and an outline of a "graduation cap" next to the words "Peer Reviewed." There is also a search box with the words "Search inside this journal" and a "Search" button.

For example, in the following citation, look for the journal French Studies and coverage for the year 2016. You should also note the volume (70) and issue number (1).

Hiddleston, Jane. "Francophone North African Literature." French Studies: A Quarterly Review, vol. 70, no. 1, 2016, pp. 82-92 doi:10.1093/fs/knv270

In this case, you can find Volume 70, Number 1, 2016 either from Project MUSE (2006-Present) or from Oxford Journals Current Collection (1996-Present). Click on the link to take you to one of the journal websites, then browse to find the particular issue you need. You may be taken directly to a list of issues and dates or you may need to look for a link that says Archive or Browse the Archive.

When you have the correct issue, look for your article. Articles typically appear in page number order. (You may be able to search within a particular journal, depending on the website.) Click on the article title or look for a link to a PDF or HTML (Read Online) version of the article.

If You Don’t Find the Article You Need


If the library does not have an article, you can get it through Interlibrary Loan. If the article you want states Check Availability, click on the article title and then click the orange Request button which will take you directly to Interlibrary Loan and populate your search form for you.