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BIOL 199 - Using Library Resources: Finding Articles

Specialized databases for IDENTIFYING and often RETRIEVING journal articles in biology

What is a Peer-Reviewed Article?

LOCATING articles through Journal Titles / Journal Locator

The library's Journal Titles / Journal Locator helps you to:

  • identify which journal titles are available at UR
  • identify which titles are in print or can be accessed as e-journals
  • access the e-journals through UR subscription links *
  • connect to the catalog to find "holdings" information for print titles (which volumes/years that UR owns)
  • find UR journals by subject  

               * Most UR subscriptions must be accessed through the Journal Locator links and not by going directly to the journal's website.  Most subscriptions are also verified by IP identification - you must access UR e-journals from the campus network or through the proxy server.

Some publishers "embargo" their most recent issues so that you may only be able to electronically access articles published 1-2 years earlier.

Many UR databases provide direct links from the database citation to the actual article.  If there is no direct link, use Journal Titles/Journal Locator to discover if UR actually has access to the article.

The Journal Titles /Journal Locator tab is located on the main bar on the library homepage.

Using Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

If UR does not provide access to a journal and you need an article from it, use Interlibrary Loan to request it from another library.  Depending on how long it takes for the loaning library to fill the request, it may be only a few days before the article arrives.  It will be emailed to you as a .pdf file.

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