1. Search @LL Search.
Most of our articles can be found using our Library's search tool @LL Search, which searches all library resources including databases, journals, and articles. It is usually easiest to search by title; if you know you have the exact title use quotation marks around it. It may help to add the author's name if you are doing a general keyword search.
2. Search via journal. Though rare, there are times when a specific article we have access to will not show up in @LL Search. This can be for any number of technical reasons. If your article is still not showing up in @LL Search after searching for its title/citation, the next best thing you can do is check if we have access to the journal it is originally published in. Looking for an article this way works best if you have the full citation of the article. To do so, check the journal name from the citation of your article. Then, go to FIND > JOURNALS on the website's navigation bar.
From there you will be taken to a page where you can search for the journal by name. Under "Full Text Access" you will see a list of all the access points we have for this particular publication. When it's necessary, check the coverage dates associated with each link. From there, you can click on the one that covers the date of your article. You will be taken to another page where you can search for your article either by title, or tracking it down by it's volume and issue number.
3. Search Google Scholar.
If you can't locate the item in @LL Search, try Google Scholar. If you search on campus, or if you are using your computer and have added Lesley University Library to your Google Scholar Library Links, look for the Find It @ Lesley Univ Link to the right of the article title.
4. If we do not have the article in our online or print collections, you may be eligible to request it through Interlibrary Loan. Do not pay for individual articles — you are already paying for access with your Lesley tuition.
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