How do I know if the article I want to use is in the library?
Last Updated: Jun 30, 2021     Views: 5

In some cases, it's easy to identify a journal article. For example, if the article is found in PubMed, it looks like a journal article. But increasingly, publishers are publishing their content in multiple locations and formats, and it may be challenging to determine an article from a blog post. For example, the American Psychological Association has many publications published on their websites and in commercial databases.

If the article you want to use is available in the library, we use the library version. Adding the article on the LRR 1) provides a more stable link; 2) eliminates the need to request permission to use it (saves time!); and 3) allows us the ability to respond faster should the link break.

The easiest way to determine if an article in the library is to use the Publications link found on the library homepage. If you’re not familiar with locating specific articles in the library, you can generally follow these steps.

  1. In the University Library, click Publications.
  2. Search for the name of your journal, magazine, newspaper, or periodical.
  3. Follow the link that corresponds to the date range of your article.
  4. Databases typically list issues for publications by date. Click on the date, volume, and issue to locate your article.