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Medical Family Therapy: Find a specific article

E-Journal Portal

Need to know if SLU has an online journal?  This is the tool to use.
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Find a specific article - Step by Step

Here is the process for finding a specific article. In this example, we will look the following article:

Maples, M. F., & Abney, P. C. (2006). Baby boomers mature and gerontological counseling comes of age. Journal of Counseling & Development, 84, 1−8.

1. First check the E-Journal Portal to see if SLU Libraries provide online access to the journal. Enter the journal title into the search box.

Results from the E-Journal Portal look like this:


2. In this case we have access to the 2006 volume of the Journal of Counseling and Development through several different providers. You can click any of the links to access the article.

3. If the journal you need is not available online,  your search in the E-Journal Portal will say

"0 records retrieved for the search"

If this happens, check the SLU Libraries Catalog to find out if the Library has the journal in print.

4. If the library has the journal you need in print, use the call number to locate the journal in the stacks.

5. Many older (pre-2000) print journals were moved to the Locust Street Library Facility (LSLF). If you need an article from one of the journals located at LSLF simply fill out an Interlibary Loan form and the article will be scanned and delivered to you electronically via email by the next business day.

6. If the Library does not have access to the volume of the journal you need online or in print, then use Illiad Interlibrary loan to request the article.

How to use Interlibrary Loan to request an article

Open the Interlibrary Loan page for Pius XII Memeorial Library

First time users:

You will need to set up your own user name and password.

Click on "first time user" and fill in the user profile. In the future, you will just enter your ILL user name and password.


Request an article through Interlibrary Loan

If you want to request an article that they cannot access through the SLU Libraries, click on the New Request - Article link  then fill in the form with information about the article and click submit.

In about three-five days (sometimes sooner) you will get an email to the email address you entered in your user profile. The email will contain a link to the article you requested.