How do I find journal articles?
Searching the online catalogue
Use the tab "Articles & more" in the online catalogue to find journal articles in print and electronic journals, books and e-books available through the University Library.
Searching the catalogue using "Articles & more" is especially effective if you are just starting out on your research or if you are looking for an introduction to a subject. For a comprehensive search for a specific subject you should use the University Library's wide range of subject databases. You will find all the databases relevant for your subject listed in the University Library's Database Infosystem (DBIS).
If you are looking for a specific article for which you already have the details we recommend that you search for the title of the journal or book in which the article was published. You will find the relevant information in the bibliographical description of the article. Use these details to first search for the journal or the book in the University Library's online catalogue, then to filter the results by selecting the tab "Catalogue".
E-tutorial "I'm looking for a journal article!" (in German)
Searching databases and the internet
The best way to find articles on a particular subject is to use scholarly databases or academic search engines such as Google Scholar. Here you will find references to individual articles, sometimes with a direct link to the corresponding full texts, either within the database or by means of the SFX button.
The scholarly databases most relevant to your discipline are listed in the Datenbank-Infosystem (Database Information System - DBIS) of the University Library. Please log into DBIS via the University Library's E-Media Login page. You will find the top databases for the subject you have selected displayed at the head of the list. This is a qualitative evaluation made on your behalf by the Library's subject specialists.