Step 1: Identify a database to search
If you have the full citation for a journal article, you can go straight to Citation Linker, or to the journal website itself. If Caltech subscribes to that journal, you should be able to access full-text. If Caltech does not subscribe to that particular title, you can still get the article thru Docuserve, but there is a small charge, and you will need an account number.
When looking for articles on a particular topic, you need to first identify an appropiate database in which to search. Research Databases lets you identify databases by title. Subject Guides is another place to start. You can also go straight to one of the library's most used databases listed here.
Step 2: Search the database
Some databases will lead to full-text directly. Others may have a CaltechConnect button that looks like this:
Clicking this button will take you to a linking services page, which will take you to full-text, if it's available. If the library doesn't have full-text access online, we might have the journal issue in print. Search for the journal by title in the library catalog to find out if we have print volumes and where they're located.