How do I find an article in English
How do I find an article in English by its bibliographic reference?
If you know where the article was published (journal name, date, volume/issue no.) you can locate it by taking the following steps:
Search the TD-Net or the OU library catalog by title of the journal
- TD-Net search: use the link to the e-journal (if available) or click on "Print Holdings" to reach the OU library catalog. Then, click "where in the library" to check for the volume's location.
- Catalog search: use the link to the e-journal (if available)
- If the journal is not listed in the OU library catalog, search in the ULS, where you can simultaneously search for journals in all academic libraries in Israel. Once you find which library holds the journal, you can either photocopy the article there or order a scan through Sheilta.
- If the article is from a book (anthology or a collection of articles), you need to locate the book in the OU library catalog or in the ULI. You can either photocopy the article or order a scan through Sheilta.
How do I find an article in English by its subject?
- Access the quick search of books and articles (on the library's homepage), which simultaneously searches in multiple databases. Note: this is a general search.
- For a focused search, use the OU library's databases, which are arranged in two lists: alphabetical (by title) and by subject
Choose a database on either list and click on its title to access it.
Tips for searching in databases:
- Use the Advanced Search option
- Limit your search to Scholarly or Peer Reviewed publications
- Limit your search to the relevant time period
- Define subjects by using the subject terms or thesaurus
- Don't limit your search to full-text; in some cases, even if the database does not include access to full-text, you can access it through TD-Net
- If you found the full-text of the article, you can print or email it
- If you found only the abstract, use TD-Net to locate a full-text copy