Finding Articles Continued
There are two ways to approach finding articles. If you have a topic that spans several disciplines or you're not certain where to start, you can search Articles+. If you have a discipline-specific research question or topic you can select an appropriate database from the E-Research Tools page.
Articles+ search: find articles and eBooks
There may be times when you find that your research topic is multidisciplinary and you'd like to search more broadly. The Articles+ search will let you do just that! To use the Articles+ search, click on the tab labeled "Articles+" above the search box on the library homepage and enter your search terms. The Articles+ search will search many resources at once for you; because of this, be sure to use the tips on Searching to narrow your search for more manageable results.
Once you've run your search in Articles+, a list of results will be returned to you, which consists of citations to articles that match your search request. When the full text of an article is available through the UNC-Chapel Hill Libraries, you will see a "Full Text Online" link (see image below). To access the full text, follow this link.
The "Full Text Online" link will usually take you straight to the article, though you will need to enter your Onyen in order to access it from off-campus. Occasionally, the article will not load; if so, click on the "Try This" link at the top of the screen:
You will see a link to either the article itself, the e-journal it's in, or the database that contains the articles if the full-text of the article is available electronically. Select "article" to read the full-text. If the electronic version is not available, you can click on one of the links under "Additional Options" to the UNC-Chapel Hill Library Catalog to see if a print copy of the article is available or request it through Interlibrary Loan/Campus Delivery.
The UNC-Chapel Hill Libraries offer access to an extensive number of databases, many of which are focused on a specific discipline. When you have a specific topic you are researching, the library databases found on the E-Research Tools page are another option. From the library's homepage, click on the link entitled E-Research Tools underneath the search box.
There are several easy ways to get to a specific database. You can browse recommended databases within a subject by clicking on any of the subject links. If you know the name of the database, you can use the alphabetical list under"By Title." There is also a short list of "Frequently Used" databases on the right side of the page.
Many of the library's databases from E-Research Tools provide direct access to the full text of the articles listed. The articles may be available as PDF documents or as HTML documents. If there is not a PDF or HTML icon to access the full text directly, , you can click on the "Find @ UNC" icon to see if the UNC-Chapel Hill Libraries have the full-text of the article through another database or subscription.
When you click on the "Find @ UNC" icon from one of the library databases, you will be redirected to a page with the original citation (see example below). If the full-text of the article is available electronically, you'll see a link to either the article itself, the e-journal it's in, or the database that contains it. If there is no link to the electronic version, you can click on one of the links under "Additional Options" to see if a print copy of the article is available.