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ESAT 4700 Statistics and Research Methods in Exercise Science: Find Articles

Locating Journal Articles

Some of the databases have full-text and you click on a HTML or PDF link to retrieve the full text.

 If the article is not full-text within the citation, click  icon available in many of the database to help you retrieve the full-text article.

1. Click on UMD Find It icon. Anothee window will open and click on "Get full text from database name" (often more than one database).
2. Another window will open, usually directly to the aricle. You may have a choice of HTML or PDF versions.

If the full-text is not available through UMD Find It, you will see "Sorry, we don't have an online copy, but...."

Look for a print copy in the Library Catalog. Click on the link and search the library catalog for the journal title to see if the library carries the title in print or microfilm. Click on the availablilty field to see what years and volumes the library carries.

Request a copy through Interlibrary Loan. Click on the link and the ILLiad window will open. Logon using your UMD email username and password. Your citation will automatically be filled in. You can change the "Not Wanted After Date" and add any notes. Press the Submit Request. You will be notified by UMD email when your request comes in.

 If the "Find It" icon is not available in a database.

1. Go to the Libary homepage ( and click on the Journals tab.
2 Type in the journal name with the E-Journal Locator radio button selected and press Search for journals.
3. In the results list, select the database which has the year you need.
4. Another window will open, click on Get full text from (database name) to get to the database.
5. Another window opens, locate the year, volume, issue of the journal you need and arrow down to your article.

If the journal is not located in a database.

1. Go to the Libary homepage ( and click on the Journals tab.
2.Type in the journal name with the Journals Catalog radio button selected and press Search for journals.
3. In the results list, click on the journal title if it is found.
4. Click on the Availability field to see if the UMD library carries in the journal in print (Library Annex) or in microfilm (3rd floor).

If the journal is not located in the library, use Interlibrary Loan to get item from another library.


How Do I Find an Article when I Know its Citation

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Connect From Off Campus

When off-campus, most online databases and reserve items are not accessible if you do not authenticate. When you click on the database name, you will be asked for your UMD Internet ID and password. As long as you are in the system and the correct Internet ID/password is entered, you will be able to search the database.

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