Before you choose a database, be sure to plan your search and review how to use keywords in your search.
If you have a citation for an article that you would like to find, use this step by step guide that walks you through the process.
Let's start with our example citation:
Boksem, M.A.S., & Smidts, A. (2015). Brian responses to movie trailers predict individual preferences for movies and their population-wide commercial success. Journal of Marketing Research, 52(4), 482-492.
Begin at the Journal Finder on Wallace Library's homepage and enter the title of the journal in which your article was published.
So for our example citation, we will be looking for the Journal of Marketing Research.
Once you've entered in your journal title and clicked search, you will get a page similar to below. If you get no results or if the journal you are seeking does not show up, the library does not have access to the journal and you may submit a request through interlibrary loan.
Using our example citation from above, I want to click on the title Journal of Marketing Research.
Now we need to navigate to the correct issue in which the article was published. To do that we identify the year, volume, and issue in our citation.
Using our example citation, I am looking for an article that was published in 2015, volume 52, issue 4.
Now that you've navigated to the correct issue in which your article was published, you can scroll down until you see the title of the article. Click on the PDF button to download the PDF of the article.
If you have any difficulties, please don't hesitate to reach out!
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