Answered By: Amanda Glenn-Bradley
Last Updated: Jan 12, 2022     Views: 121

There are a couple of good ways to search for an individual article in full-text. The most reliable way is to use the 'Journals' tabbed search on the library's homepage, searching by the title of the journal (or magazine or newspaper) itself to see what years we have access to it in full-text and in which of our databases it is held. Once searched you will see what print and electronic access to it we have. For more recent issues, the electronic version is usually the way to go, so click on the 'View Online Access for UNCA' button and then select the database corresponding to the year you need. At that point you can find it by the year, volume, and page number or by searching in the database.

For example, if I found this article:

Sinclair, C. Parody: Fake News, Regeneration and Education. Postdigital Science and Education 2, 61–77 (2020).

in a bibliography and wanted to read it, I would search by 'Postdigital Science and Education' (the title of the journal and not the individual article) from's Journals tab. Then I would choose the database holding the year I need and navigate to the year, volume, and page number of my individual article.

The other, somewhat less reliable way is to use the library's proxied 'Google Scholar' search, found under the 'Research Databases' tab on our homepage ( and search by your article's title there. This often works and can be much quicker but is not as reliable as our Journals search. 

Of course UNCA doesn't have full-text access to everything, so if you do not find something you need in the library, we can usually get what you need via Interlibrary Borrowing, including books, articles, dissertations, and theses. All you need do is request it and give us time to have it sent here. If you have trouble or questions, let us know! We are happy to help!