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Finding Articles

Journal Locator

Find specific journals,magazines, and newspapers.


Watch the video below to learn how to find an article if you have the citation.

Beyond the DNL

Can't find the book or article you want?

Try Interlibrary Loan (ILL)!

  • Use materials from other libraries' collections free of charge.
  • Articles arrive via e-mail within 3-5 business days.
  • Books arrive within 2 weeks and are held in your name.
  • You will be notified by e-mail when your items arrive.

Request materials online:

If all else fails, you can always try searching Google Books to see if you can access the partial or full text of the book you need!

Selected Databases

Use databases to find articles on your topic. These databases are the best place to start.

Tips & Tricks

  • When searching databases, use AND, OR, and parentheses to focus your search.
  • The asterisk * symbol will search for all variations of a word. For example: basket* will search for baskets and basketry. Using quotes will search for a phrase.
  • Combine synonyms with OR and put them inside parentheses, like this:
(psycholog* OR "mental health") AND (adolescent* OR teen*)
Already have the citation? Find an article with citation linker!

Watch this tutorial below to learn how to find full-text articles.

Ask a Librarian

Reference Librarians
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DiMenna-Nyselius Library
Fairfield University

(203) 254.4000 ext. 2178
Text Message: 203.295.7542
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Did you know...


Databases are basically just search engines for articles on specific subjects.