Finding Articles on Your Topic
The easiest way to find articles on your topic is to use one of our 120+ library databases. You can select a database from the alphabetical title list or use the dropdown subject menu to find databases related to your topic.
Several databases allow you to limit your search to peer reviewed publications. In addition, many of your search results may include electronic versions of the full article text that you can save, print, or email.
Requesting Hard-to-Find Articles: ArticleReach
If the Periodical Finder and/or Full Text Finder indicates that APU does not subscribe to the journal that you need, you can request the article through ArticleReach. This can be done from the databases.
1) Once you have found an article in a database (see above) and it is not fulltext, click on the "Full-Text Finder" Link. If it is not fulltext proceed to step 2.
2) Click on the "ArticleReach" Link. Simply, indicate that you are affiliated with Azusa Pacific University. On the next page verify the article information and click Submit.
This service is free. The library will send the article via email if it can be obtained via Article Reach. You may keep the articles you receive. This service may take up to 2-3 business days, although they are usually sent within 1 business day.
If the article is not available via ArticleReach, it will be automatically submitted to Interlibrary Loan (see next box).