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Journal Article and Other Databases

Note that some of these databases only index journal articles—they don't actually have the full text. Use the gold UC-eLinks button -  - to do an automated search to find the full text, or search for the journal title in the UCLA Library Catalog.



is your friend! This gold button will help you get the article. Here's what it will do:

  • Try to find the article online. If that doesn't work it will...
  • Provide you with a link to automatically search the UCLA Library Catalog for print copies. And if that doesn't work it will...
  • Provide you with a link to the interlibrary loan form, where you can request a copy from another library.

If the database you're using doesn't have UC-eLinks buttons, you can copy and paste the info into UC-eLinks Citation Linker.

About Interlibrary Loan

You don't need to know what library has the item you're looking for. The system will find a library for you and send a request for them to scan the article and e-mail it to you. It usually takes less than a week, sometimes less than a day. And it's free!