Answered By: Dena ten Pas
Last Updated: Feb 02, 2017     Views: 526

Thank you for contacting the Jerry Falwell Library with your question.

There are a few ways to search for an article.

Search Anything:

  1. Click on the following link to begin: Link.
  2. Once the above link is selected, look on the left for "Search Anything." You should also see a search bar where you can type in information.
  3. Use the search bar and type in the name of the article.
  4. Then select "Go."
  5. When the next page loads, look on the right under "Articles" to see if your article is listed.
  6. If your article is listed, click on "PDF Full Text."

EBSCO Quick Search:

  1. Click on the following link to begin: Link.
  2. Once the above link is selected, look in the top right section for several headings: Collections, Research, etc."
  3. Place your mouse over "Collections" and select "Databases."
  4. When the next page loads, look on the right under "Featured Resources" and select "EBSCO Quick Search."
  5. Once in the database, look in the top left section for 3 search bars.
  6. Use the first line and type in the name of the atricle.
  7. Then click "Search."
  8. If the article comes up, make sure that "PDF Full Text" is listed.
  9. If it says "Get it at Liberty," click on the link.
  10. When the next page loads, look underneath "Item Availabilty."
  11. If you see a statement in bolded text that says "There is no immediate access...," you'll need to request the item through Interlibrary loan, but we would encourage you to contact us if that message appears.
  12. If you look underneath "Item Availability" and you see "View Article," click on "View Article" to access the article.

Journal by Name:

  1. Click on the following link to begin: Link.
  2. Once the above link is selected, begin to scroll down on the page, and on the right under "Jerry Falwell Library," you should see several headings: My Library, research, and Contact us."
  3. Please look under "Research" and select "Journal by Name."
  4. When the next page loads, look underneath "Option 1" and type in the name of the Journal that your article is featured in. Then select "Search."
  5. If the library subscribes to the journal, on the next page you should see 1 or several records. If we do not, you'll see a message that says "0 records retrieved for this search."
  6. If we have access to the journal, you should see several hyperlinks where the journal is featured. Simply click on the database of your choice.
  7. Depending on which link you select, most journals are set up in a way where you'll need to locate the year, volume, and issue.

If you have additional questions, please contact us at (434)582-2221.