How to Find a Specific Journal Article

When you have a citation for a specific article and need to find the full text, use this method:

  1. From the Library homepage, enter all or part of the citation in the search box in center of page.

​If the article is not in the first page of results, follow these steps:

  1. ​From library homepage go to Search > Journals.
     
  2. Under Journal Title Search, and in the blank search box under "Title begins with" type in the name of the journal you are looking for and click Search. Journal title abbreviations are usually recognized.
    Note: a common mistake is to enter the article title — make sure to use the journal title.

    Be sure to consider the dates available to make sure they include the issue you need.
     
  3. Click on an appropriate link to find your journal article in full text. There may be several ways to get to the article. If you are accessing electronic journals from off-campus, you will be prompted for your username and password. This is the same one you use to log in to Blackboard, myUNE, U-Online, etc.
     
  4. At the ejournal site, look for a list of dates, or a link to “Past Issues” or “Archives” to navigate to the issue you need. Go to the year, volume and issue you need. Once in the issue, navigate to the article you need by page number. Some sites have a search function to search for the article by title or author.
     

If UNE Library Services does not provide access to the journal issue you need, use interlibrary loan to request a copy of the article. From the Library Services homepage click Borrow, then Interlibrary Loan: ILLiad. Log in to your account, or click First Time Users if you need to create an account, then complete and submit the Article Request form. You will get an email when the electronic article is available to pick up in your account.

For a short, step-by-step video tutorial of this process, see Finding a Specific Journal Article. For this tutorial and more, from Library homepage click Get Help, then Tutorials.

For help, call Reference Services at (207) 602-2363 for the Biddeford Campus, or (207) 221-4333 for the Portland Campus, or use the Ask a Librarian feature.