Select Find Journals to get to the journal portal. Search by exact title or words in the title.
Establish if we have the journal title in the correct year
Is the article available in print (in the library!) OR is it available full-text online? If available online, just click the link to go to the article. If available in the library in print only, come to the library to photocopy it.
Evaluate which database is appropriate for your search. See the box below, for more help.
Think about what you hope to find; ask yourself questions about your topic and make a list of keywords and synonyms from these questions.
Construct a search strategy using these keywords.
Conduct the search and look carefully at your results and then repeat search with a revised search strategy
Assess whether LLU Libraries have the full-text of the article(s) you want. See box on this page for help finding full-text.
Assess whether LLU Libraries have the full text of the article(s) you want.
Each database should have the purple LLU&MC Find Article button:
Clicking the purple button opens a new window/tab and checks the citation against what the library has access to.
When access to the full text of an article is available, you will see instructions underneath your citation to click Article, like the example below. Often, the library has access to an article in multiple ways. In the example below, notice under the Resource column on the right, that there is access from three different resources.
If the library does NOT have access to the article, you will see under the citation that the article does not appear to be available.