If you already have a citation to an article, use "Look up a specifc article" on the Armacost Library's Article Databases & Online Resources webpage to see if we have the article online, in print, or in microform.
It is not possible to identify individual articles by searching the library catalog; you need databases for this. A database from the library is a set of records for given journals, books, theses or newspapers. You can search for items as you would in the catalog, and when the database returns the results of your search, you may choose to check whether the item is on the shelves, or available electronically. Most of our databases include materials not freely available on the internet.
In many cases the full text of the article will be directly available. If not, the full-text of an article or a book can be obtained through interlibrary loan.
What are Review Articles?
Review articles are written to summarize the current state of the research on a particular topic. Ideally, the writer searches for everything relevant to the topic, and then sorts it all out into a coherent view of the “state of the art” as it now stands. Review articles will teach you about:
the main people working in a field
recent major advances and discoveries
significant gaps in the research
ideas of where research might go next