The published collections of journal articles are indexed together in subject databases.
Finding journal articles
1. To locate journal articles you need to search in a subject database for the journal literature in your field (choose from lists below)
2. Once in the database, enter the key concepts that you are looking for, and combine terms you would like to find in the same article.
The University Library subscribes to hundreds of different databases, in many subject areas: click here for a complete alphabetical list.
If we don't have access to an article that you find, you can still request it for free through our InterLibrary Loan service - at no cost to you!
Most databases have their own search help page and user guides.
For assistance with searching, please ask reference desk staff or contact the Engineering Librarian.
Google Scholar can be a good place to do a quick and general search of the literature in an unfamiliar area. It is also a useful tool to look up full citations of known articles.
Notices will appear on the right of the search results with links to the FullText version through the USask library. For instructions to enable this feature in your browser click here.
For search tips, click here.