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Searching for Articles

Locate an Article via OneSearch

Use the OneSearch search box in the Thrift Library catalog to search for articles across all of the library's subscription databases. You can limit your search by selecting "Articles" in the OneSearch box after you enter your search terms.

Screenshot of Thrift Library OneSearch box with the word articles highlighted

You can also click on Advanced Search to enter a more complex search.

On the search results page, look to the left side of the page to "Refine my results" and make your selections to further limit the results.

Once you locate an item, open its record and scroll to the "View Online" section to see which database(s) provide access to it. Note that databases provide two types of search results:

1. Actual sources, which include the full-text article.

2. Surrogate records, which only provide the article's metadata such as the author's name, article and journal titles, publication information, and an abstract and/or summary. If the catalog record does provide access to the full-text of the article, follow the PASCAL Delivers instructions to request that it be emailed to you through interlibrary loan (ILL).

Select a database to access the article:

Screenshot of catalog record showing available databases

If the database record provides full-text access to the article, you should see a button or icon to view/download a PDF of it:

Screenshot of database record showing full text PDF



Introduction to OneSearch Video:

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