Find Science Information in Articles

If journal articles can’t be found in the UCLA Library Catalog, where should you go looking for them? Databases!

Databases are library search tools that help you locate articles on a particular topic or by a specific author. For more about using databases, review the Find Articles section of the
Libraries’ Begin Research Tutorial.

While databases may look different, they can be used in similar ways:

  • Nearly all databases can be searched by keywords.
  • Additional searchable fields include: author’s name, journal title, article title, and subject terms.
  • Most databases will also allow you to limit your search by date, type of publication (peer-review, literature review, dissertations, etc.), language, reference list, or geographical location.
  • The UC-eLinks button is your connection to the full text of the article.