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Search Articles+

Search Articles+  debuted in August 2013. It provides a fast way to search across the fulltext of articles from thousands of published journals. Articles available here include many popular published packages, including ScienceDirect, JSTOR, HeinOnline, Sage, and Springer. 

A few resources cannot be searched in Articles+; Factiva and SciFinder Scholar are two examples. A full list of journals searchable in Articles+ is available.

Finding Other Materials Not Searched in Articles+

Search Articles+ is an easy and convenient way to start a search. To do more exhaustive searches, you may want to consult other resources.

Coverage Beyond Journal Articles

There are more types of materials other than journal articles available through Search Articles+;  including newspaper articles, reference works such as encyclopedias, and some books and book chapters. Just be aware that the results are not exhaustive, and you will find more books and newspapers available at the library using the resources listed under Finding Other Materials Not Searched in Articles+.

Limiting Search Results


Quickly and easily limit search results using facets on the left of the display: limit by content type, subject terms, publication date, and language. Popular limits are listed at the top of the list, including a limit to peer-reviewed journals and fulltext.

Phrase Searching

By default Search Articles+ looks for records with every term in a search. To find articles with an exact phrase, use quotation marks. For example, a search for 

honeybee colony collapse 

will find records with these three words anywhere in the record, not necessarily together. A search for

"honeybee colony collapse" 

will return far fewer records, and the records will contain the exact phrase "honeybee colony collapse"

Excluding Words

Sometimes you will want records that do not contain a word, and there are two ways to exclude them. To exclude a word use NOT or - before it in your search. Alternatively, use the list of Subjects in the facets on the left side of search results. Click on ...more, and you can include or exclude terms using the check boxes. Note that these are not exactly the same. Using NOT exclude records with a word anywhere in it, and using Exclude with a subject term excludes only records with that word in a subject heading. In general, NOT will exclude more records.

Field Searching

Limit a search to words in specific fields using either More Search Options or this syntax:


These fields are searchable

  • Title
  • SubjectTerms
  • Author
  • Publisher
  • PublicationTitle
  • Volume
  • Issue
  • Language
  • Notes
  • ISSN
  • DOI

For example, look for the article Why Most Published Research Findings Are False using

title:(Why Most Published Research Findings Are False)

Working With Citations

A range of options are available from the full display of a record, including options to email, print or export to citation management software such as Endnote and Refworks. For more information about working with citation management software see the Citation Management guide.


Anyone, anywhere can use Search Articles+ to find citations. Access to fulltext is limited to the Yale community. For remote access to fulltext when away from the Yale network , use VPN.

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