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Virtual Library Research Guide: Find Articles

This guide provides help on accessing library resources off-campus.

Finding Articles Help

Having trouble finding the right articles?

The Library can help you track it down.

  • Visit the front desk
  • Call us at 435-283-7363
  • Text us at (844) 669-7740
  • Email us:

Accessing articles off-campus

Steps to find articles off-campus: 

1. Begin by using the search box on the main library website

2. In the search box, enter your keyword(s) for the topic you are researching (ex: bats and global warming)

3. Click the magnifying glass or enter on your keyboard.  A new window should open with a prompt to enter your username and password. 

4. Enter your username and password.  Click the log-in button. (a new page will open with results from your keyword search). (Note: the username and password is the same as your canvas username and password).

5. When you see your search results, use the Refine Results (on the left-side of your screen), to limit your results to articles only.  To do this, scroll down on the left -side of your screen until you see "Source Types." Select academic journals, magazines, or news. This will refine your results to only academic journals, magazines or news articles. (NOTE: also use the full-text limiter if you only want to see articles you can access now). 

6. When you locate an article that you want to read, select the PDF link below the title and the article will load.

Not finding what you need? 

1. Try searching our other databases.

2. You can use the subject research guides for specific databases for your subject (ex: Business students use the business research guide; Nursing students use the Allied Health guide, Psychology research, us the Psychology guide, etc.) 

For more information about using library resources off-campus, visit this page: Off-Campus Access.