Answered By: Carolyn F. Norman
Last Updated: Feb 01, 2018     Views: 96

To find the full-text of an article from citation information, we have provided a short video for you to review and instructions with screen shots.

Using Citations to Find Books and Articles

To determine if the library has a subscription to the journal your article appears in, you will want to check our “A-Z Journal List.”  This is an online list of all the journals where National University Library has full text access in a variety of formats.

From the library home page ( under the search box, click the A-Z Journal List.

In the search box that comes up type in the name of the journal where your article is found. Be sure to use complete words when possible as the search feature does not recognize abbreviations.

  • If we own the journal in any format you will see a record showing the dates and location/format for the journal.

  • If it is electronically available in a database or directly from the journal publisher you can follow the links (often: year>>volume>>issue) through the database or publisher’s site to reach a PDF or HTML copy. 
  • If the journal is part of our Science Direct service you will be able to read a more extensive abstract of the article and if you want the article you can request it by filling out the Order Document form.  Orders are filled within 24 hours.
  • If we own the journal in print or microfiche you will be directed to order it through our Journal Direct Article Request. Journal Direct articles are sent to you within 24 hours.

If we don’t have either the dates that you want in our journal subscription or the journal itself (i.e. it is not in the results list) you will need to order the item through our Interlibrary Loan Service. Interlibrary loan can take up to two weeks to receive.