Journal Articles

How do I find articles?

From the library homepage you can use the "Find" tab to search for articles in journals, magazines, and newspapers. By default, your search will cover both articles AND books. To search for ONLY articles, change the menu from Everything to Articles.

Journal articles home screen


If you wish to navigate to a specific research database, the dropdown menu listing all databases may be accessed from the green "databases" box (outlined in blue), or you can navigate to a separate page listing databases by subject from the red "subjects" box (outlined in red). Click the blue Search button to begin your search:

Finding journal articles by subject or database


You will then be presented with results from Search@UW:



Accessing the materials in full text to read immediately

Generally, there will be two ways to access the article in full text from Search@UW. The first is by clicking on the title, at which point the article will immediately open up for you to read. The second option is by clicking on the "View It" tab:


Simply click on the "Full text available" link to be taken directly to that article.


Determining if Polk Library has an article for which you already have a citation

You may have noticed the box with the text "Journals" (highlighted in red). Click on this link to discover if Polk Library has full text access to a particular journal article, either in print or online:

Finding print journals in the library


If you'd like to view a video tutorial on how to find a journal article, please watch the video below.