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Database Tips & Help - General

How to use databases to find articles and information sources.

Using SFX CitationLinker to Find a Specific Journal Article

Step by Step

From the SFX landing page, choose the CitationLinker tab.

SFX CitationLinker screenshot.

Here you will see a form with a number of fields in which you can enter information about the article you want to find.

Fill out the form with as much information as you can. Choosing the "Starts with" or "Exact" option after the journal title field will help eliminate unwanted results.

Screenshot of SFX CitationLinker with fields entered.

If the article is available among VCSU's database subscriptions, you will see something like the following screenshot. Click on the journal title link or the Go button to go to the article.

Screenshot of SFX CitationLinker results.


  • If you get a list of journal titles rather than a link (or links) to sources for the full text article, try entering the full journal title and choosing the Exact button on the CitationLinker form.
  • If VCSU doesn't have access to the article, don't worry! We may still be able to get the article for you via interlibrary loan. Follow this link to learn more about requesting articles through interlibrary loan.