Finding Articles

Find peer-reviewed articles, conference papers, and other scholarly information published in academic journals, newspapers, and magazines.

I have the information for an article, how do I find it?

1. Search for a copy:

  • Search for the article
    Search for the article using whatever information you have available.
  • Citation Linker
    If that doesn't work, enter the specific citation information to find out if the full text is available.
  • Journal list
    Search for the journal title to see if the library has a subscription to the journal. You can then locate the specific volume and issue to find the article.

2. If the article is not available online:

  • Locate the journal
    Search for the journal title in print. Make a copy of the article from the print volume.
  • Interlibrary Loan
    Request a copy of the article using ILLiad, the library's online document delivery service.

How do I find articles on my research topic?

1. Search for articles using research databases:

  • Research Guides
    Listings of the most useful article databases for any subject.
  • Databases
    Research databases are search engines for published research.
  • Getting Started
    The library's guide to finding articles.

2. Once you've located an article you want:

  • Look for the "full text" or "PDF" link in the article record.
  • If full text is not available, click on the "Find It @ Loyola" link (Find It @ Loyola) to search for a copy of the article online, in print, or to order a copy via interlibrary loan.