Step 1: Where to Go
Step 2: Best Research Resources Page for Your Subject Area
Step 3: Opening the Database
Step 4: Finding an Article in Print
Step 5: The Get-it Button
Step 6: Getting an Article in Print
Getting an article in print means seeking out a range of tomes at one of the UofT libraries and picking out the volume for the year you want. The database can give you a citation (i.e. title, author, journal title, publication date, volume number, etc.), and sometimes even a summary (called an abstract)—but to get the full article, you have do more legwork.
To find a print copy yourself, (1) copy the citation; (2) type the journal title (e.g. International Affairs) into the catalogue search box; (3) limit the search to Journal Title;and (4) make sure the library has the right volumes or years you want. For example, let's suppose the article you want is in the Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies, volume 14 (2001). If the Kelly Library has the journal, scan the catalogue record to make sure it has the right volume. The Kelly Library, for example, has volumes 16 (2003) onwards, but nothing earlier.