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New to HSL? Quick Tips: Finding Articles

Quick tips to get you started using library space, services and resources.

Created by Health Science Librarians

Search for the Article Title in a Database

Often, the quickest way to find a specific article is to search for the Article Title in a database like PubMed or Google Scholar and then use the Find @ UNC option to go to the full-text article.

Always connect to databases from UNC-CH Library pages so you will see the Find @ UNC button.


Look for this article:
Authors Wardrop PJ, Ravichandran S, Hair M, Robertson SM, Sword D. Article Title Do wind and brass players snore less? A cross-sectional study of snoring and daytime fatigue in professional orchestral musicians. Journal Title Clinical Otolaryngology. Year & Month 2011 Apr; Volume & Issue 36(2): Pages 134-8.

  • To search PubMed, use the search box on the HSL Homepage. Use the Find @ UNC button on the PubMed results page to look for the full-text article.



  • To search Google Scholar, use the link in the Quick Link box below the search box on the HSL homepage. Use the Find @ UNC link on the Google Scholar results page to look for the full-text article.

Quick Links

Google Search

Not online?? Search the UNC Libraries Catalog

The libraries can't provide full-text online for every article. Some smaller journals and some older articles are not available online. Not to worry! The libraries may have the print journal.

  • When the article is not online via Find @ UNC, a page with other ways to get the article is displayed.
  • First, click on the Search CrossRef link to see if it is freely available on the web.
  • Then check to see if we have it in print by clicking Search the UNC Libraries.

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  • If the Journal Title is found in the UNC Libraries catalog, click on the Journal Title to see if the library owns the volume you need.

UNC Library Search

Print journals newer than 1990 are on the 4th floor; older ones are in the basement. Free scanners are available on the first floor.

If you don't find the article in print, return to the "Sorry, this item is not available..." page (see first image above) and click on the link to Interlibrary Loan in Step #2.