Answered By: Georgina Martorella
Last Updated: Nov 15, 2016     Views: 172

There are two ways to locate articles from your citation.  First try OneSearch.  Go to the Library homepage ( and click in the blue bar OneSearch.  Type in the title of your article--use quotes around the title (ex.  "Economic impact of the great war on germany") and select the blue title radio button.  If your article is in OneSearch it will pop up in the results list with a link to the full text or a Find Article link which will tell you where to find the full text.

If the article is not available in OneSearch, try using Journal Finder.  Go to the Library homepage at  >  Journal Finder (light blue bar). Enter the title of the journal (not the article title) in which you are interested (ex. Journal of Contemporary History). 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. 

Journal Finder will return a list of research databases that contain the full content of the journal and dates of coverage.  Look at the publication date of your specific article and find a database that contains that issue.  Click on the database link.  Once in the database you can search by author and title of the article or by particular issue. 

Hofstra may subscribe to the journal in print.  Journal Finder will also list print holdings. You can request a copy of the print article and have it delivered electronically (a pdf will be emailed to you) via this Electronic Article Delivery Request Form or come to the ground floor of Axinn Library for a copy.

In the case that Hofstra does not subscribe to the journal, you may request it through Interlibrary Loan.  You will see the link on the bottom of the Journal Finder page. If you have never used Interlibrary Loan, you will need to set up an account.  Use your Hofstra network account to log in to the system.  Fill out the form and your account will be created. (Please note that Interlibrary Loan is also accessible from the library homepage--Click on the blue bar  for Popular Services and scroll to Interlibrary Loan).  You will need the information from your citation when making your request.

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