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Finding a Known Article

Finding Specific Articles

If you already have a citation to a specific article, use Journals by Title to locate the article.

Journals by Title will tell you if the UALR Ottenheimer Library has access to the journal, magazine, or newspaper.

Most journals, magazines, and newspapers can be accessed online; however, some are only available in print or microform (microfilm or microfiche).

Using 'Journals by Title'

Journal by TitleWhen using Journals by Title to locate a specific article:

  • Be sure to enter the title of the journal, magazine, or newspaper, not the title of the article.
  • Compare and match the listed dates with the date you need.
  • If Embargo and a time period are listed after the dates, the journal, magazine, or newspaper is not available for that most recent time -- for instance, the last 18 months.
  • There may be more than one link to access a journal, magazine, or newspaper. If the dates match to the article you need, and there is no embargo, you can use any of the links.
  • Articles can be accessed online for the dates available -- unless the link states Print Holdings,Microform HoldingsMicrofilm Holdings, or Microfiche Holdings.


  • If the article you need is only available in print, microform, microfilm, or microfiche, you can make a copy yourself or use the Article Delivery Service.


  • If the article you need is not available, use Interlibrary Loan to request the article.

What is a Citation

A citation contains identifying information about a resource, such as an article. This information helps you locate 
the item.

A citation for an article includes the following:

  • Author(s)
  • Publication date
  • Title of article
  • Name of journal, magazine, or newspaper
  • For journal articles: volume number, issue number
  • Page numbers

An example of an article citation