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Search for articles, databases and journals

You can search for articles in databases and journals. Databases search many journals in a discipline or subject.

Search for articles on the home page

Use the Library Search on the home page to search items from the Library Catalog, I-Share Catalog and many databases at once. Learn more about Library Search.

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. Databases usually focus on a subject area and give you options for narrowing a search that are specific for the information on that subject.

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 or PubMed through the library website to turn on the Find It @ UIC link to e-journals and Interlibrary Loan requests.

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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