Answered By: Library Reference
Last Updated: Jun 30, 2020     Views: 106

The library may have a subscription to a journal but unless you access it through the library instead of through a search engine (e.g. Google), you won't be connected to our subscription. There are a few things you can do to try to access the article through GSU. 

The first thing you can do is search for the article through the library’s website. In the Discover search bar, place the title of the article you are looking for and hit search. This is the easiest thing to do to start, but if you still don’t see the article, there is one other thing you can try. 

Return to the library homepage and where it says Discover, click the dropdown menu and select Journals, as seen in the photo below. 

Showing the search within drop down menu that leads to the journals search  

In the search box, type in the name the journal that the article you are looking for was published in. If online access is available, you will see a link just under the title of the journal. Below is an example of such an entry.

An example of a journal result after doing a search in the journals search box. 

Select online access, and you will next see a page, much like the image below, that lists all the databases with that journal available. 

view online part of a journal result showing the databases you can find the article within. 

Select one of these databases to visit, and you should then be able to browse the journal by issue or volume and find the article you are looking for. 

You may also wish to try searching through the Citation LinkerThe Citation Linker works best with DOIs, ISSNs, or journal names over just using an author name, or the title. 

Unfortunately, there is always the chance that we do not subscribe to the journal you are looking for, and don’t have the article immediately available. If you do not find what you are looking for after taking these steps, you can request the article through Interlibrary Loan (ILL) for free. 

If you have any trouble, don’t hesitate to ask a librarian for assistance.


updated 6/29/2020 kas