Frequently Asked Questions

Find what you need in our searchable FAQ.

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I have a citation for a journal article. How do I get the full article?


A good strategy for finding additional research on a topic is to start with an existing article and track down additional resources from the Works Cited / References list. Here's how:

If you have a complete or partial citation for a journal article, you can find out whether the Libraries have the full text of the article by searching for the journal title in the Journals Finder. If we have an online subscription to the journal, the results will take you to the site where you can navigate to the item. You will need to know the article's publication date and page numbers.

If we do not have an online subscription, search the NEIU Library Catalog for the journal title to see if we have a print subscription to the journal. Print journals are located on the 2nd floor of the Ronald Williams Library and are shelved alphabetically by journal title. You will need to make a photocopy of the article using a copy machine, also on the 2nd floor.

If the NEIU Libraries do not have a subscription to the journal, you can request the article using WorldShare interlibrary loan. The turnaround time on these requests is usually around 3 business days. If you are searching one of our many databases and want to find the full text of an article, use the blue Find It @ NEIU button.