Finding an article for a known citation
If you have the citation for an article you want, use our e-journals search to find the journal title and then get your article.
Alternatively, search in SearchWorks for the title of the journal. If the journal is available online, you’ll see this icon and text:
Follow the link to access Stanford’s online subscription.
If the journal is not online, the SearchWorks record will include location information for the print version of the journal (if we have it).
Searching for articles in databases
The libraries have subscriptions to over 1000 general and subject specific databases that you can use to search for articles, citations, book reviews, etc. Our databases are listed in SearchWorks.
Some good multidisciplinary databases
If you are not sure which database to use, try these selected databases.
Connect to full text articles from databases
Most databases provide direct access to full-text articles. Some databases only provide citation information, such as author, journal, publication date, article abstract, etc.
To connect to full text from a database citation, look for a button that says "find it @SU." Click the button and follow the links to connect to the full text.
If you don't see the "find it @SU" button, search for the journal title in SearchWorks to see if it’s available through SUL.
Finding articles with Google Scholar
If you are using Google Scholar for research, you can set it to link to Stanford’s full-text resources. To use this feature, go to Google Scholar Settings and click on Library links in the left-hand column
Type Stanford in the "Show library access links" box and and click the search icon.
Check the box next to “Stanford University – Find it @Stanford,” and click “Save.”