Answered By: Georgina Martorella Last Updated: Nov 15, 2016 Views: 101
To find a specific article for which you have a citation (author and title of article, and the name, date and volume number of the journal the article appeared in), use Journal Finder from the Library homepage. Please go to the Library homepage at www.hofstra.edu/Library > Click on Search Journal Finder. Enter the name of the journal in which you are interested. Do not enter the words "The" or "A" or "An" at the beginning of the title. If the title contains the word "and" or the symbol "&", enter it both ways if the title doesn't appear after your first attempt. You will see title matches displayed. Listed under the title are the electronic databases that provide access to the journal in full text. Check the publication date of your article (in the citation) against the coverage dates provided for the databases and click on the appropriate link. Once in the database, you can locate your article using the year and volume number or author and title of article.
Or you can try typing in the title of your article into OneSearch (click on the blue bar to open). Best to use quotes around your title and check the title button. If the article is in OneSearch you will see a full text link.
If you do not have a citation and you are interested in finding articles on a particular topic, you might want to begin with OneSearch OneSearch allows you to search across most of our resources in one search. Simply type your keywords in the search box and click on Search. Most likely, you will retrieve lots of results! However, you can use the limiters on the left side of the screen to limit to peer-reviewed articles, publication date, resource type (books, eBooks, academic articles, newspaper articles, etc.).
Another option is to use one or more of our Research Databases. Please go to the Library homepage at www.hofstra.edu/Library > Databases by subject. You can access the databases either by subject area or alphabetically by name of database. You may be prompted for your username and password. Once in an appropriate database, you can search for articles on your topic.