What if you're looking for a specific article? Maybe your professor has recommended it, or you found a citation in a book or journal. What should you do?
- Determine the SOURCE - what journal, magazine, or other publication printed the article?
- Choose a database that is likely to include this kind of source.
Look in the toolbar for an option for searching publications. You might see "Publications," Publication Search," or "Browse Titles."
- Example: If you're looking for Harvard Business Review, try a business database, like EBSCO's Business Source Complete.
Type in the journal title (if possible), or browse through the list of available journals to see if that title is included.
Some databases will allow you to specify the year, month, issue, and other criteria. Make the appropriate selections to view all articles from that issue.
- WARNING: journal titles may be listed, but that doesn't always mean that they're available in Full Text format. In some databases your title might come with citations only.
Choose to search within the publication, and use words from the title of the article to narrow your search.
Try the Journal Search from the Center for Research Libraries. Compare the results with our A-Z List of resources to find out if we have access to any of the databases that offer the publication you need. (Warning: the Journal Search feature is convenient, but it's not always accurate.)