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Find articles, databases and journals

You can find articles in databases and journals. Databases search many journals and articles at once.

Search for articles on the home page

Use the Articles Search on the home page to search items from the Library Catalog, I-Share Catalog and many databases all at once. Filter by “Full text online” to see only articles available online.

Search for articles in a database

Searching in a Library database, such as Academic Search Complete or PubMed, allows you to find information that’s not on the web. The information in a database is usually narrowed down and organized by subject area.

Tips for using databases

  • If a database does not have a PDF or HTML full-text option, click on the Find It @ UIC button to search the library’s holdings for full-text access through another resource if available.
  • When UIC does not have an article available online, you can request an electronic copy through Interlibrary Loan.
  • Log into Google Scholar through the library website for more access to articles by using the Find It @ UIC library link.

Find articles in a journal or e-journal

You can also browse articles in issues of specific journals or e-journals, such as the Journal of the American Medical Association or National Geographic.

Find a journal by title

  1. You will see “from” [dates available] “in” [name of a database] – click the database for access.
  2. If you see “in UIC Print Journals,” you can find the journal on the shelf or request a scanned PDF of the article through Interlibrary Loan.

Request articles from other libraries

You can request full-text articles from other libraries through interlibrary loan, also called ILLiad. Articles will be delivered through email as scanned images or PDFs.

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