Does the Library have this specific article?

If you have a citation to a specific article that you want to access (e.g. from your textbook, another reading, and/or an article database), you can use the following tools to see how the Library provides access to that article:

A) Search Library Resources  

  1. Go to the Library home page (http://library.csustan.edu)
  2. Type the title of the article in the "Search Library Resources Box" (big red search box in the middle of the screen).  For example: Relation Between Bicycle Commuting and Non-work Cycling
  3. If you do not find your article, click "Add Resources beyond the Library" and/or EBSCO article results.
  4. If you find a record for the article, click the Check Availability link, where the Find It! menu may lead to the full-text online, an indication where the hardcopy or microfilm is shelved in the library, or how to request a copy via Interlibrary Loan.
  5. If you do not find a record for the desired article, you might check the DOI Look-up or Citation Look-up services , check EJournals and/or Library Catalog for the title of the journal, and/or request an article via Interlibrary Loan.
B)  DOI Look-up
  1. If you have the DOI of an article, go to the Library's DOI Look-up  (linked under Journal Articles). 
  2. Paste the DOI into the form to display a Find It! menu for that item.
  3. The Find It! menu may link to the full-text online, an indication where the hardcopy or microfilm is shelved in the Library building, or how to submit an online requrest for a copy via Interlibrary Loan.
  4. If the DOI Look-up cannot find your article, try "Search Library Resources" or the "Library Catalog" to see if the Library owns an article. 

 

C)  Citation Look-up
  1. If you have citation information for the article (author, article title, journal name or ISSN, volume/issue or year, pages), go to the Library's Citation Look-up  form (found under the EJournals A-Z list). 
  2. Type the desired information into the form.  Journal name or ISSN, volume/issue or year, and author/title or pages are required.  If the system can find a match, you will see a Find It! menu for that item.
  3. The Find It! menu may lead to the full-text online, an indication where the hardcopy or microfilm is shelved in the library, or how to request a copy via Interlibrary Loan.
  4. If the DOI Look-up cannot find your article, try "Search Library Resources" or the "Library Catalog" to see if the Library owns an article. 

 

D)  EJournals A-Z
  1. If you have citation information for the article (especially the journal name or ISSN) go to the Library's EJournals A-Z  form.
  2. Type the name of the journal (or, on the Advanced tab, you can enter an ISSN instead).
  3. If you see the name of the desired journal listed, look at the years available through each different library service.  
  4. If the year range includes the publication year for your article, click on the Find button to access a Find It! menu for that item.
  5. The Find It! menu may lead to the full-text online, an indication where the hardcopy or microfilm is shelved in the library, or how to request a copy via Interlibrary Loan.
  6. If the EJournals A-Z list does not include the journal with your article, try "Search Library Resources" or the "Library Catalog" to see if the Library owns an article. 

 

E)  Library Catalog Look-Up
  1. If you have citation information for the article (especially the journal name or ISSN) go to the Library Catalog.
  2. Change the "Search Library Collection" box to Periodicals and newspapers, and type the name of the journal.  (Alternatively, choose More Search Options in the upper-right corner to search for an ISSN instead). 
  3. If you see the name of the desired journal listed in the Library Catalog, try the following (detailed instructions),
    1. If an entry says "Available Online," click on that link and check the years displayed in the Find it! menu to see the online issues include the year that covers your article.  If so, click the link to access the article on the Library's subscription site.
    2. Click on a title look for Call No. or Holdings to see if they library owns the print copy of the journal.  Check the years listed under Holdings to see if the Library owns a print or microfilm copy of the desired article.  
  4. If the year range includes the publication year for your article, click on the Find button to access a Find It! menu for that item.
  5. If the title is not listed in the Library Catalog and/or the EJournals A-Z list, submit an article request via via Interlibrary Loan.