Refer to the General Search Strategies tab for information on keywords and search phrase construction!
Search options & filters
Catalog: Use the filters on the left-hand side of the page to trim down your search results.
Databases: Filters will differ slightly depending on the database. Most offer Search Options (edit these before you hit search), as well as results filters (available once you view the search results list).
For a list of recommended article databases, see the box "Library Databases with Scholarly Articles" to the right (or the bottom of the page, if on a mobile device).
To search certain databases at once, use the SU Libraries Quick Search. Once you find an article, check the publication date, then use the Find It button to access it through one of our databases. Make sure you select a database whose access includes the publication date of your article.
If you find an article with no full-text available, first double-check our print holdings of the journal. See the "Print Access" summary below.
If we do not have print access, request access to the article through InterLibrary Loan (see link below). Article requests take 1-3 business days.
To find articles in print, search a journal by name (for a recommended list, see the "Browse journals for articles" tab) in the SU Libraries Quick Search. Select a journal and check our holdings under "Find a copy in the library". If a record exists, check the date range provided in the "Status" column and compare it against the date your article was published (or, if you're just browsing, simply make sure we have recent issues available). If the date range is open-ended (e.g., 2002- ), that means we currently subscribe to the journal and should have the most recent issue.
These are online resources, accessible remotely - you will be prompted to login with your SU username and password (same as for GullNet, MyClasses, etc.)
Use the search strategies recommended to the left (or at the top of this page, if using a mobile device).
If a full-text PDF is not immediately available for an article, use the yellow Find It button on the article's page to see if we have access through a different database or a print journal.