Finding and Requesting Articles

Do you need help finding an article for your research paper on climate change, animal rights, or any other subject? Then look no further!

To start searching for an article:

1. Go to the Search@ UW resource and select articles from the drop down menu.  Search@ UW will search most of our major publisher indexes in one easy search.  The facets on the side will help you limit to peer reviewed also known as scholarly articles.  

2. Once you have found an article in the results list that looks like it will work for your paper, click on the "view it now" tab if full text is available, or the "get it" tab if full text is not available. The "get it" tab will lead  you to the "non-UW Request (ILLiad)" link which will enable you to place an inter library loan request for the article. (see step 4 for additional information)

3. You can also search for articles directly from our databases.  Use our Databases by Subject guide or the Databases A-Z guide to see what databases are available.  (in the event that these guides are unavailable, you can see a listing of library databases here)

4. To use ILLiad, login with your username and password  then select your campus or Online or Flex Program.  If you linked to ILLiad from the "get it" button, the article citation that you were looking at should be passed through to the ILLiad form. Before you hit submit, we ask that you just double check the information to make sure it is correct and add any notes or additional information you think your local librarian might need to find the article.  If we locate a library that holds this article, a copy will be sent to your campus email--usually within a few days.

If you still need assistance, please contact your local librarian. They are here to help.