Find a specific article or journal

If you have a citation for an article that you'd like to find, or you land on an article online that's asking you to pay, Tufts libraries can help you access it.

Find a specific article

  • If you know the title of the article: you can type or copy/paste it into JumboSearch to see if we have access to it electronically.
  • If you have the DOI or PMID of the article: you can enter the DOI or PMID into this link resolver to get direct access to a complete online copy or PDF. Note: if you're not connected to the Tufts VPN, you will need to search for Tufts University and log in to get access to the full article.
  • If you don't see the article you're looking for in your JumboSearch results: it's possible we have the article in print, or that we have electronic access but individual article title information hasn't been indexed in JumboSearch. Follow the instructions below to look up the title of the journal, magazine, or newspaper that the article was published in and check the format(s) and dates of coverage available through the libraries.
    • If you find a record for electronic access to a journal, check to see if the dates include your article. If so, you can search for your article directly within the database that provides access to the journal
    • If you find a record for the journal in print, you can follow the directions below to find the journal in the library, or request a scan of an article via our Scan & Deliver service.

Find a specific journal, magazine, or newspaper

  • If you want to see whether the libraries subscribe to a particular journal, you can look it up by title or ISBN using the Journal Search feature in JumboSearch.
    • We may subscribe to a journal in both print and electronic formats, as you can see below:

Jumbosearch display of print and online versions of the journal PNAS

  • To find a print journal, use the call number and the location given in JumboSearch. Print journals (including Bound Periodicals) can be found on Level G of Tisch Library (two levels down from the main entrance).
  • When looking at e-journals, you may see that there are several options for access. When selecting an option, keep in mind that not all options will include the same coverage dates (as seen below).

Options available for accessing an online journal, with different dates of coverage.

Use the Check Tufts Libraries bookmark

If you find an online article, chapter or ebook that’s asking you to pay to read it, use the Check Tufts Libraries bookmark to automatically check if you can access it for free through Tufts’ library subscriptions. Read more about how to create and use the bookmark.

If you can't find a journal or article in JumboSearch