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If I find an abstract in a Library database, does UC have the journal article?

If the database doesn't have the full text, how can I get it?
How do I access an article if the database doesn't give me access?
Last Updated: Sep 02, 2013  |  127 Views

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Yes, you can.

If you are still using the database, look for a "Search For Article" button on the article's page. This will search the UC Library online collection for your article.

To find a journal article when you are not using a database, or if your database does not allow "Search For Article":

1) Obtain the article's citation (reference). You must find the journal article title, title of the journal that it was published in, journal volume number, issue number, and page numbers.

2) In the Library Catalogue, choose a Title Search and search for the journal title (not the name of the article), for e.g. Journal of Social Issues.
Tip: To find only physical copies, go to the Advanced Search function, selecting 'Journal-Print' for 'Material Type'.

3) See if the journal appears in your results. Click on the journal title to see more details. Check if we hold the year the journal article was published. If your journal is available online for the period you need, click on the link and browse to the particular volume (year) and issue.

4) If the journal is available in print, note the call number and locate the journal. Browse for the year/volume, then the issue number. If you don't have the correct page number for the article, look for it in the contents page for your issue.

5) If the journal is not available online or as a print copy in the Library, you may wish to place a request through Document Services.

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