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I have a citation for a specific article, how do I find it in the library databases?


To find a specific article in the library, start with the Journals search. 

Library website resource search box

Once you have clicked onto the Journals search tab, type in the title of the journal and hit Search.


Economist example search in journals search


You will see a list of results for that journal name. If you get no results in this search, go back to the library website and try searching in the OneSearch+ tab instead, or ask a librarian for more help.

The Journals search shows all of the ways the library owns a particular journal title. 


Journals results list


For example, in the image above, under the record Economist (London), four different databases have the journal. The years to the left show which publication years would be accessible in each database. For example, if you wanted an article from 2014, you could click on ABI/INFORM Collection. 


Economist database holdings


The links for LMU Print Holdings and LMU Microform Holdings links show we also have print and microfilm options for this journal. You could click the links to see what the library owns but you might need to request the volume from the basement and come in to read or copy it. 


Economist LMU print holdings


If the library's online databases have access to the year you're interested in, start there. 



Once you click on a database name, you will be taken to the journal. This is the Economist journal record in the ABI/Inform database.


Journal record in ABI Inform database


If you have an article title, type that into search within this publication. A few words is usually enough to find the article.

If you know the year of publication, click the date range under browse specific issues

If you have questions, contact a librarian through the chat box on our Get Help page. 

Once you have found the article you wanted, make sure to save it! Save a PDF or look for a permalink. 

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