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Finding Specific Articles

A guide which outlines different ways you can look for the full text of an article for which you have the citation.

Using Reading Lists (formerly called Course Reserves)

To find the list of readings for your classes, start by going to the Reading Lists log-in page. 

(You can find it under the "Readings Lists (Course Reserves)" link on the University Libraries' homepage.)


Once you're logged in, the first view you'll see is the reading lists associated with the courses you are enrolled in this semester.

Click on a course name to view the reading list for it.

There are two main types of readings:

  • ELECTRONIC ARTICLEs: readable online, these may be scanned PDF documents, or they may be provided by a library database
  • BOOKs: physical copies of books which you must come in and check out.  Typically available for a short period of time.

To view an electronic article, click the entry, and then look under "Links & Availability" for a "View online" link.

For a book, once you click on the book title, the full entry will let you know which library to go to for the book.  You'll also see how long the book can be checked out.  Library staff will get the book for you at the service counter indicated.

If one of your reading lists has many items and you're looking for one in particular, you can use the "Filter List" or "Search" options to find the reading you need.

If you need help, just ask!  Use Ask a Librarian!