How Do I find articles?
Begin with a database or periodical index in your subject area. These are listed under Articles and Databases.
Some indexes provide full text of articles; others only list short citations. If you have a citation and need to find the article, look up the periodical title in ACORN, the Vanderbilt library catalog. Issues available in print are listed in the holdings section of the Acorn record. Make a note of the library, location or call number to find a title. If you need assistance, ask a librarian.
For example, if you were looking for the following article:
Williams, Lisa. "Lost to the Airwaves: The Most Intriguing Country Acts Seldom Heard." Journal of Country Music, Vol. 22(1): 16-24
You would need to search for the title Journal of Country Music in ACORN to find out which library owns that magazine and its call number. Article titles and authors are not listed in Acorn.
If issues of a journal are available electronically, there will be a link at the top of the Acorn record.
Articles not available through the Vanderbilt library may be requested through Interlibrary Loan.