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  • Finding Articles Help Guide

    This guide provides instructions and resources on finding articles using library databases.

    Google Scholar

    Google Scholar is a great tool if used as one of many resources, not as a primary resource. Because it is such a huge database of materials, many of them out of print or in restricted collections, it can be the place to find unique and useful research material.


    If you are unable to find the full-text of an article in UDC databases or on Google Scholar, you may be able to request the article from another library in the Washington Research Library Consortium through Consortium Loan Service. Most articles will be sent to your UDC email address as a PDF file.

    Interlibrary Loan

    If you are unable to find the full text of an article in UDC databases, on Google Scholar, or at other Washington Research Library Consortium libraries through Consortium Loan Service, you may request the article from non-WRLC library through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). ILL requests typically take longer than CLS requests and have no guaranteed turnaround time, so plan ahead! Most articles will be sent to your UDC email address as a PDF file.