How Do I Find - Articles & Journals

Find the most relevant articles and journals for your research.


In Databases

UCR Library provides access to hundreds of databases across all disciplines. You can search for articles within them by author or topic and limit by a number of criteria. You can also try general databases like Academic Search Complete or Web of Science, which contain records for millions of articles in all disciplines. Many databases have images, music, videos and other materials in addition to articles.

Most databases provide access or links to the full-text of articles - just click "view online," "PDF," or "Get it at UC."

Using Google Scholar or CitationLinker (Find by Citation)

Google Scholar and CitationLinker are great tools for finding a specific known article. Google Scholar will display the Get it at UC link:

Use CitationLinker to find out if UCR Library provides access to a known item. To use CitationLinker you must know the articles's journal, magazine or newspaper title (e.g. Journal of Clinical Nursing, New York Times) or have the PMID or DOI number of the article. You must also know the date or at least the year of publication.


Search UC Library Search for the title of a journal, magazine, or newspaper. UC Library Search will tell you how to view it online or locate a copy in print. You can search by title or category and results will display by year or issue. You can also browse an A-Z list of our journals, or browse by subject, using the Browzine platform.