To do a general search for article resources, go to the UC Libraries home page and search from the Articles+ tab on the red search box. Here is what the search box looks like:
The tool that does the search of multiple databases is called Summon. For a brief introduction to Summon view the video below. Lean more about it by going to Summon FAQ.
Sometimes your instructor or assignment will require that you find a "scholarly article" or use a "peer-reviewed" journal. In many of our databases, you can limit your search to scholarly articles by selecting a check-box similar to ones listed below. Look for the following options when you are searching (sometimes they appear on the advanced search page):
In many database you can filter your search results to those from scholarly/academic/peer-reviewed journals - look for this option on your search results page.
Some databases and services include ONLY scholarly journals
(Modified from http://libguides.sinclair.edu/content.php?pid=196230&sid=1643048)
You may already have a citation for an article from your professor's recommendation or another source. This is how you would locate the article.
On the UC Libraries page paste your article title in the red search box. If this is an exact title enclose it in quotation marks to avoid irrelevant hits.
If the title is short and/or common, add the author's name and/or journal title.
Summon, our metasearch tool, will return results with links to online full text.
You can also use advanced Summon search.
In some databases full text will follow the citation. In most instances for accessing full text you will have to look for icons that may look like this:
If you don't see those icons or links don't work, look for the ArticleLinker button or "Find Full Text at UC" link. The button or link will take you to the tool that searches for full text articles in library database. Learn how this tool works and how to make the most of it: ArticleLinker FAQ.
If the article is not available online ArticleLinker will suggest searching the library catalog for a print version or ordering the article via ILLiad (interlibrary loan):
When requesting items not available at UC, click the appropriate Interlibrary Loan form and login to your account with your UC Central Login username and password. If you have not used ILLiad before, you will be asked to fill out a profile. For a seamless experience, do this first. Once you are logged in, the article request form will be automatically populated with the article bibliographic information.
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try Summon or Google Scholar - they are more "forgiving" than library databases. They may point you to online full text or you may search the tips above to search for a known article. Use Summon search results to see which databases cover your subject.
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