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).

Here are two example of article citations and the searches you might use:

  1. Citation: Gibbons, Ann. "Ancient Figs Push Back Origin of Plant Cultivation." Science, vol. 312, no. 5778, 2006., pp. 1292-1292.
  2. Citation: Marchand, H. (1960). On the phonological system of the Turkish vowels. Acta Linguistica, 8(1), 21.

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.

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.

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 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.