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Strategies for Finding Articles

From a Citation

If you are trying to locate a specific article starting from a citation (ideally, one with the article's title, author(s), place of publication and date of publication), there are a few different ways you might go about your search:

  • Use CLIO Articles Search to search for the article by title. If the library's subscriptions give access to the article in full text, you should see a link that will lead you to the article. 
  • If the CLIO Articles Search does not lead you to the article, try the CLIO Catalog Search to search for the library's holdings of the periodical in which the article is published. This search will show you both print and digital holdings of journals, magazines, and other serials in which articles are published. 
  • If neither of the above searches leads you to the article you are looking for, try requesting a digital scan of the article using Interlibrary Loan. Make sure that you indicate the title, author, and inclusive page numbers you'll need (Note: You can also request book chapter scans using ILL). 

From a Topic/ Question/ Keywords

If you are looking for articles in conversation with a specific topic:

  • Try CLIO Articles for a really broad/ general search. When the results page appears, you can use facet boxes (left side of screen) to narrow down your results, by:
    • Limiting to scholarly publications if you wish
    • Including or excluding newspaper articles
    • Limiting by publication date
    • Content type (journal articles, government documents, transcripts, and more)
  • Use a database (see below for many relevant examples) to hone in your search within a specific body of literature and/or specific area of publishing. To search for available databases using keywords, try the CLIO Databases search.

Databases