How do I find journal, magazine, or newspaper articles?
The Libraries have journals, magazines, and newspapers in print, microform, and electronic formats. There are lots of different ways to access these materials, but here are some suggestions.
- If you're just getting started or if you're looking for new resources:
- Use Scout to search for your topic, then use the limiters on the left side of the page to narrow your results.
- If you are looking for a particular journal, newspaper, or magazine:
- If you are looking for a specific article:
You can also go directly to the Libraries' 300+ databases for online access to articles and other content. This may be a good alternative to Scout when your topic is very specific. For example, if you were researching teaching methods, you might search within an education database. Visit the Libraries' databases page to find additional resources by subject or type, browse by alphabet, or view all databases.
If you find a reference to an article we don't have in the Libraries' collection, you can use Interlibrary Loan to request a copy (here's how: http://ask.lib.ua.edu/a.php?qid=45368).
If you need help finding articles or using library resources, please ask a librarian.