I have a citation for an article, and now I need to get the full text.
As long as you know the name of the periodical, its date, volume number and pages, you should do a Periodical Title search in ALICE for the name of the whole publication–NOT the title of the article.
- Check to see if we have the journal for the time period that matches your citation.
- The information in ALICE can be hard to interpret; see the page on understanding periodical information in ALICE for an explanation.
- Or ask for help.
I’m looking for articles on a particular topic and don’t know where to start.
Start with ArticlesPlus, the default searchbox on our front page. See also:
- One or more of our Subject and Course Guides that relate to your topic
- The Subject Librarian for your area of research
I’m looking for older articles from magazines or journals.
The following resources will help you locate historical magazine articles. Some databases provide full-text access to the articles; others will tell you which magazine issue/date an article occurred, and then you will have to use a Periodical Title search in ALICE to locate the actual article separately in either microfilm or print format. Here are a few databases to try:
- American Periodical Series Online (1741-1900)
- 18th Century Journals: Newspapers & Magazines (1685-1815)
- The Making of America: two complementary collections of 19th century American periodicals
- Reader’s Guide Retrospective (online index to articles in popular magazines from 1890 to 1982)
- Hathi Trust and Google Books also contain numerous full-text magazines and journals