Answered By: Laura Sider
Last Updated: Aug 19, 2020     Views: 1687

Q: How do I find out if the library has online access to a journal article I need?
Answered by: Laura Sider

If you have a specific journal article that you need access to, you can either search by the article title using Quicksearch, or you can use the citation linker. See below to learn how:

Search by article title

From the library website (library.yale.edu) go to Quicksearch Articles+.

  • Enter the article title into the search menu, using quotation marks. Quotations marks will ensure that the full title is retrieved (as a phase), and not individual words within the title.

If Yale Library has access to this article, it will appear as an exact article match in your results list.

If Yale Library does not have access to this article, it may be that the article is not scholarly or that the library does not subscribe to it.

  • Try removing the filters for "Scholarly publications" and "Journal article" (see image below).
  • You may also want to select the option to "Add results beyond your library's collection," which will display article content that you can then request via InterLibrary Loan (ILL).

Screenshot of the no results screen in Articles+

 

 

 

 

 

 

Search by citation linker

From the library website (library.yale.edu) go to Find eJournals by Title.

  • Below the search bar, look for the option that reads, "If you already have a citation and want full text, fill out this form."
  • In the form, enter as much citation information as you have into the form (article title, journal title, ISSN, etc.)

If Yale Library has access to this article, it will appear as an exact article match in your results list.

If Yale Library does not have access to this article, select the drop-down menu that reads, "Having trouble finding this article?" where you can request it via InterLibrary Loan (ILL).

Screenshot from the no results page from the citation linker

 

 

 

 

 

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