This page provides general instructions for finding journals and using databases to search for articles on a topic. For detailed guidance on using specific databases, see these additional pages of this guide:
Lister Hill Library has both online journals and a print journal collection. Currently, we only purchase e-journals, no print. If you have a citation to an article, this page of our Finding Full Text guide shows the most efficient way to access or request the complete article.
To find journal articles on a topic or by an particular author, use a database. The list of databases is found on the Databases page. Some heavily used databases are also conveniently located on our homepage.
Keep in mind that after graduation, CINAHL and Scopus are licensed by LHL and many hospitals. Both Google Scholar and PubMed are freely available, but full text is limited to what is publicly available and that licensed by your practice, hospital, or institution.
After searching and retrieving citations, link to available full text using the button.
After clicking on the Full Text@UAB Libraries button you will either be taken directly to a page with access to the article or you will be taken to a page with various options including a Google Scholar search and Illiad request forms.