Articles: How do I get articles when I already know the titles I want?

Articles that K-State Libraries has access to can be discovered by using our Search It tool. 

If you know the title of the article, follow these steps:

  1. From the Search It box, in the middle of our K-State Libraries homepage, click on Search It Advanced
  2. Type in the title of your article and change the Any field to "in the title" and the Material Type field to "Articles"
  3. Search
  4. Once you locate the article, if it is available online, you'll see "Full text available" and a link to "View It." If it is available in paper format, you'll see "No full-text" and a link to "Find it at the Library."

If Search It does not locate it, try searching in Google Scholar accessed through our homepage. 

  1. Begin at the K-State Libraries homepage.
  2. Click on the link titled Databases under the Research tab at the top of the screen.
  3. Click on the letter G at the top of the screen or type Google in the Find a Database search box.
  4. Scroll to Google Scholar and click on it.
  5. Search for the title of your article. 
  6. If you see the title you searched for, try these:
  • Click on the title of the article and look for a Full Text link
  • Look for a [PDF] link on the right hand side that may provide full text access to the article.
  • Look for a Get It @ KSU link to discover if K-State Libraries has access to the article online or in print.

If you discover that we do not have the article, you can request it through our interlibrary loan service. You can even use our interlibrary loan service if we have the article in print. They can usually get articles to you in 2-3 days at no cost to you.

If you need assistance, Ask A Librarian.

Last updated: 08/18/2016