To locate a journal article when you have the citation:

  • Go to the library website.
  • Click on "Google Scholar."
  • Enter the title of the article (e.g., "Greening capitalism? A Marxist critique of carbon markets").
  • If the article is available in a library database, a link to the article will appear in the right-side column of the page.


Some articles cannot be found in Google Scholar.  To locate them:

  • Search Books & More Search using the name of the periodical -- or magazine, newspaper, or journal (e.g., Harper's Bazaar). 
  • Navigate to a database that distributes that journal or you can try entering article and/or author keywords to find the article in the library catalog.
  • For help locating articles, contact us via Ask Us or make an appointment


To find a variety of journal articles on a research topic:

  • Try searching a General database (we recommend ProQuest All Subscribed Databases and JSTOR).
  • Search subject-specific resources (for Architecture, Business, Sociology, etc.).  
  • After performing a search, most databases allow you to refine to "scholarly/peer-reviewed" articles only.
  • For help identifying the appropriate databases or keywords for your research, contact us via Ask Us or make an appointment
January 24, 2024