Library FAQ

Answers to common questions about doing research and using the library.

How do I find a specific article? I know the title and publication information.

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There are a few different ways to do this.

First: If your article as a DOI (digital object identifier), you can look it up through Library Search. Click on Search on the library's homepage (no need to enter any search terms), then choose Journals A-Z at the top of the screen. Next, the DOI/PMID search is at the top right of the screen. Click on that, and then paste in the article's DOI. It will return options for viewing/downloading/requesting the article.

Second: If there is no DOI, search for the journal or magazine title (NOT the title of the article) in Library Search. If Parkside has access to the publication, the availability statement will indicate if it's in the library or online. (If you're having trouble finding the publication title, switch to the Journal Search at the top of the screen.)


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In this example, the first item is in the library, and the second is available online. Click either of these to get information about which issues (by date) are available in which medium. Look for the availability that includes the date of the article you are looking for.

If you can't find the journal title, or if the date you need is unavailable, you can request the article through interlibrary loan, and we can get it for you from another library.

Finding articles can be complicated. If you haven't found what you're looking for, contact us for help.