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Find Journals and Articles

This guide provides an overview of how to find articles and journals through Buley Library.

Find Articles

Looking for a Specific Article

In order to find a specific article, you should gather as much information about the article as you can, such as the article title, the primary author, the title of the journal where the article is published, as well as the volume, issue, and date of publication. 

Some good places to start your search:

You can paste an entire citation, or as much information as you have, into the search boxes of SouthernSearch and Google Scholar.  If you choose to use Article Finder, you should enter the information in the appropriate required fields of the search form.  The more information you enter, the more likely you are to find the article you want.


Browsing for an Article

If you are looking for an article on a particular topic:

  • Start by searching for keywords in SouthernSearch.  This will show you relevant articles from across most of our journal and database subscriptions.
  • If you need help deciding what terms to search, try our Search Strategy Builder.
  • Use the facets to limit search results. On the search results page, the menu on the left includes multiple options for filtering your results. You can select "peer-reviewed journals" to view only scholarly content or "full text online" to view results for content that you can view immediately. 

If we don't have full text access to the article you need, you can submit an Interlibrary Loan request and we will get the article for you from another library, if possible.

To narrow your results to a specific subject area, you can try searching in a subject specific a database.  Go to the A to Z Database List and select a subject from the drop down box to find the best database for your needs.

Video Tutorial

Watch the following video for an in depth overview of how to use SouthernSearch to find articles.

Find a Journal

Find a Specific Journal

Do you know the name of the journal you want to access?  On the library's homepage, select the "Search for Journals" tab to find a specific journal title.