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Article Find It FAQ

What is Article Find It?

Article Find It allows you to check whether a specific journal article is available. If it is available online you can link to the relevant article or journal directly. If it is not available, you will be offered other services that might help you find your article.

How do I use Article Find It?

Enter as much information as you can about the specific article or journal, such as article title, journal title, date, volume, issue, start page, ISSN and author. Article Find It requires at least the complete journal title or an ISSN. Remember to try variations of the journal title if necessary, such as replacing 'and' with '&'.

Once you have entered the details, click on the Find It button to search for the citation. The Find It menu will appear with options for your requested article.

Who can use Article Find It?

Curtin staff and students can use Article Find It. You will need to input your Curtin ID and password to access the full-text online.


Why didn't I get a full text link for my article?

It is possible that there is no electronic full text version available for that journal through Curtin University Library but remember to check the other services offered on the Find It menu.

Why wasn't I offered Curtin catalogue access?

You may have omitted to enter the journal title. Article Find It requires either a journal title or an ISSN to initiate a catalogue search.

Sometimes I do not get to the article directly, why?

Some databases can only link to the journal or issue rather than the individual article. This means you may need to do further searching within the journal to find your article.

I know we have this journal, why didn't it get offered?

For Article Find It to work correctly all of the information you have entered has to match exactly with what is in our linking system and the database provider. You could try editing your query to only include the journal title or ISSN. Alternatively, you might like to try searching for the title in theĀ Curtin Library Catalogue or accessing the journal itself from Find e-Journal.

What is an ISSN, a DOI, or a PMID?

These are all specific identifiers unique to a piece of electronic information.

ISSN: International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) is a unique number used to identify a print or electronic periodical publication.
DOI: A Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is a persistant identifier for digital content.
PMID: PubMed Identifier (PMID) is a unique number assigned to each PubMed citation.

If you know any of these identifiers you can use them to search in Article Find It and this will improve your accuracy in linking to the correct electronic journal or citation.