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IR 335: Intervention: Finding Articles

Search For A Specific Article

Use the Citation Linker to see if Lehigh has access to a specific article.

Interlibrary Loan

Use Interlibrary Loan to request a PDF of an article that isn't available at Lehigh or a scanned PDF of a print article that Lehigh owns. You will get an email when the article is ready for download.

Off Campus Access To Library Resources

Use Lehigh's Virtual Private Network (VPN)  to connect to library resources from off campus. Make sure to choose Library/International from the Group drop-down menu when you sign into the VPN. Learn more about the VPN.

(updated 7/24/2020)

Tips For Using Library Databases

Here are some tips for using the library's bibliographic databases.

See how to do the following in the library's bibliographic databases (see box below for examples of relevant databases):

  • Use of “Boolean” logic (“and” , “or”)
  • Truncation
  • Exact phrase searching

Look for these features of the bibliographic database you are using:

  • If you do an article search and find a search result you like, look for a related/similar articles link;
  • See if a link appears for items that cite the item of interest--great way to find additional bibliography and possibly identify a scholarly debate that can be the focus of your project;
  • Look at the item’s own cited references;
  • Use subject headers, if available, to find similar items;
  • Author links that might bring up other articles by the same author(s).

Article Databases

International Relations-specific databases:

Other academic databases: