Not a problem… we get asked this question a lot!
If you already have the citation (author, title, journal name, etc.) , you can look up the journal title in the E-Journal Finder.
- If we have no online full text, click the link to search the catalog for print or microfilm.
- Need help figuring out what words are the journal title? See Understanding Citations.
- Have a mystery abbreviation for the journal title? See the book Periodical Title Abbreviations at the Perkins Reference Desk or Ask a Librarian.
On occasion, the library may not have the particular journal either in print or online for the year needed. As long as your paper isn’t due in the next few days, you can always request the article through our interlibrary loan service.
Still having trouble? Maybe you’ve already found the article in a database, but can’t figure out how to access it? The answer is in the “get it at Duke” button. Take a look at our “get it at Duke” tutorial (2 min 12 sec). It could save you a lot of time and confusion in the end.
Written by Kathi Matsura
One thought on “I need a specific article. How do I get it?”
Wouldn’t it be great if Google would make an online version of Periodical Title Abbreviations available at Google Scholar… Maybe incorporate the data in the serials searching part…. Hmm…. anyone at Duke know how to get Anurag Acharya interested in this?
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