Q. My professor wants me to read an article but has only given me the citation. Where do I get the article?

Last Updated: Aug 30, 2016     Views: 13

If you have a citation for a journal article and you want to find the full text, follow these steps:

  1. Use our Journals Search to search for full text access to the article. Enter your journal title and click search.
  2. The Journals Search will return a list of research databases that contain the full content of the journal and dates of coverage.  Look at the publication date of your specific article and find a database that contains that issue.  Click on the database link.  Once in the database you can search by author and title of the article or by particular issue. 
  3. SIA may subscribe to the journal in print. Journals Search will also list print holdings. The most recent issues of a journal are available to browse in the library.  Back issues may be requested at the Circulation Desk.
  4. In the case that SIA does not subscribe to the journal, check to see if it is available at a local NYC library by searching for it in Worldcat.org.  If it is not available in a local library you may place an interlibrary loan request for it by emailing the information from the citation to the librarians at ill@sia.edu

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