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 citation in the results list that looks like it will work for your paper, click on the Find It button Find It. On the new menu you will see a list of other places to check for full text articles, such as in one of the databases or e-journals UW Colleges subscribes to.  If the item is not available in another database, you can always request a full-text copy via ILLiad, our Inter Library Loan software.

3. To use ILLiad, login with your username and password (Community users and some emeriti can use their library barcode and last name), then select your campus or Online or Flex Program. If you linked to ILLiad from the Find it button the 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.

  • Then just wait a few days, and we should be able to local the article at another library and email you a link to it, or a PDF, depending how the lending library is able to send it. If your local librarian was unable to find the article you will hear back shortly after your request was sent.

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