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How to find journal articles

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Journal Articles are articles that appear in journal, serial, or periodical sources. Most citations will include a volume number (v), issue number (n), date and page numbers.  Most journals or serial titles have a unique International Standard Subscription Number (ISSN).

Example:
Title: Quasioptimal interorbit transfer of low-thrust spacecraft in strong central Newtonian gravity field
Kiforenko, Boris (S.P. Timoshenko Institute of Mechanics, Ukraine)
Source: Acta Astronautica, v 65, n 1-2, Jul/Aug 2009, p 82-94
ISSN: 0094-5765 CODEN: AASTCF
Publisher: International Academy of Astronautics

WHERE TO FIND JOURNAL ARTICLES

 

Look for journal articles in AFIT’s wide selection of databases. From the library’s homepage select Database Quick Links or All Research Databases to locate the databases below:

 

AFIT Full-text databases:
 

The following databases offer many full-text articles online.

All academic disciplines
Electrical Engineering, Computer Science
All academic disciplines

 Citation/Abstract Databases:  
 

The following databases offer mostly abstracts with some full-text, but are specialized and index a large number of journals. Don't overlook them!

Aerospace Database 

Aeronautics &Aerospace

Compendex  (via Engineering Village)

Engineering disciplines

INSPEC

Physics, Engineering

MathSciNet 

Mathematics

Science Citation Index 

All academic disciplines

 

MULTI-DATABASE SEARCHING

  • AFIT 360 Search
    Search many of our major databases at once for articles in various subject areas, using the Library's 360 Search. If the article is available full-text, a link will be provided.

LOCATING SPECIFIC JOURNALS

  • Search for Journals
    Use this feature on the library’s homepage to see if a journal is available in print at the library or online.      

LOCATING JOURNALS IN PRINT

INTERLIBRARY LOAN

If you could not locate the article you need online, and we do not own the journal the article appears in, you may submit an INTERLIBRARY LOAN  request by clicking on  Interlibrary Loan Requests  on the library’s homepage. This service is only for AFIT Students, Faculty, and Staff.

 





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