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 to get access to it!

Find a specific article

  • If you know the article's title, you can type or copy/paste it into JumboSearch to see if we have access to it electronically.
  • If you have the article's DOI or PMID, enter it in this link resolver tool 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 need in JumboSearch, we might have the article in print or it's located on a different online platform. Follow the instructions below to look up the title of the journal, magazine, or newspaper in which the article was published 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 of 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 print or electronic format or both, as you can see below:

Jumbosearch display of print and online versions of the journal PNAS

  • To locate a print journal, use the call number and the location given in JumboSearch. Print journals (including Bound Periodicals) are on Level G of Tisch Library (two levels down from the main entrance).
  • If you've located an online journal in JumboSearch, you may see several links to choose from for access. Notice the coverage dates listed for each, then choose the link with the date range that you need (as seen below).

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

Use the Check Tufts Libraries bookmarklet

Don't pay for articles, book chapters, or ebooks that you find online! Instead, use the Check Tufts Libraries bookmarklet to discover with one click whether you can access it for free through Tufts' libraries subscriptions. Read more about how to create and use the bookmarklet.

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