Finding a Specific Article
Use Google Scholar if you are looking for a specific article (e.g. an assigned class reading or an article from a reference list).
Finding an Article with Google Scholar
Go to SMU Google Scholar.
- Type in the “title of the article” in quotation marks and click "Go."
- Look for your article title in the results list.
- If you cannot find your article in the results list, verify that your search terms are correct. Make corrections if needed. If your search terms are correct, complete the interlibrary loan request form.
- If you found your article in the results list, select the "Full Text - SMU" link to the right.
- A new menu will appear that contains one of two options for getting full text:
- A database link (e.g. ProQuest Psychology), which indicates that SMU owns the article. Select a database, and you will be taken to your article.
- A "Click here to request from another library" link, which indicates that SMU does not own the article. Select this link and complete the form to request the article through Interlibrary Loan (see example). Your article will be emailed to your Saint Mary's Gmail account within 1-2 business days.
- Don’t see the Full Text Options - SMU link? Learn how to add the link to your Google search here.
- Don’t see a Full Text Options - SMU link even though you know it is added to your Google search page? We likely do not have the article. Click the article title for citation information on the publisher's webpage and manually request the article through Interlibrary Loan here.