How do I find a journal article from a reference list?
If you have typed (or pasted) the full article title into the Summon search box and there has been no matching result, it may be that we don't have access to the journal you are searching for, or perhaps our Library holdings for that journal do not go back to the year the article was published.
There are two ways you can check beyond searching Summon:
Citation Linker - on the Library homepage, select the Citation Search link towards the bottom left of the page.
Input as much information as you have from the citation into the fields and search.
eJournal Title Search - on the Library homepage, select the eJournal/eBook Title Search link towards the bottom left of the page.
Select the Journals only radio button, and paste the Journal title (not the article title) into the search box.
If the Library subscribes to that title then it will appear in the results, and the databases in which it is contained are listed. Check the date ranges of our holdings, and click on the corresponding database that includes the publication year of your article (see examples below):
Once in the database, find the link that leads you to a list of all the journal's issues (often called All Issues), and track down your article using the publication information from the original reference.
Note that sometimes a citation may have been recorded incorrectly (eg, an erroneous page range). Using the eJournal-eBook Title Search to go to the full Journal site can often help you track down the article in spite of this.
Still have questions? Contact your Librarian - see the link below.