How Do I Find Articles on My Topic?

How do I find articles on my topic?

1. Select your search terms

First, work out your search terms or keywords. If you need help with this, see How do I search for information?

2. Start your search with Discover

Start your search for articles by using Discover (find it on the Library home page). Discover searches many of the Library's article databases at the same time.

Watch this demonstration to find out how best to search Discover:

Getting Started with Discover (opens in a new window)

Try it:

Unhappy with your results?

If you are unhappy with your results, try the following:

  • Try searching another article database. Pick a Subject Guide that most closely matches your topic and look for the section called Articles (journals, newspapers, magazines). There will be list of article databases recommended for your subject area and also some Show Me How demonstrations.
    List of Subject Guides

Get the full text for articles

We provide fulltext to the articles we hold in either print format or electronically. By ticking the Library Collection box you will be limiting your search to these articles only. Discover (and many other article databases) often provide HTML or PDF links to the full text of the article.

We offer an InterLibrary Loan service for those articles not held.

For more full-text options see How do I get full-text articles?

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