Finding an Article Using a Citation

Tutorial Topic: 

Let’s say you want to read this article that is available through Howard-Tilton Library:

Roberts, Robin. "New Orleans Mardi Gras and Gender in Three Krewes: Rex, the Truck Parades, and Muses." Western Folklore 65, no. 3 (2006): 303-28

Start at the library website http://library.tulane.edu.

Home page


From there, you can search for the article, by article title.

Roberts, Robin. "New Orleans Mardi Gras and Gender in Three Krewes: Rex, the Truck Parades, and Muses." Western Folklore 65, no. 3 (2006): 303-28

Enter the title of the article into the search bar


The results page has several types of result lists, including books, articles, audio visual. Click Articles+ in the drop down menu to get a list of articles.

Click articles to see results


Find the article in the list. Click on Full Text Available to connect to the full text of the article.

Article results, click on Full Text Available


Click on Full Text Online to get full text. 

Sometimes the article will be available in more than one database.

Click full text online to read


If the text of the article isn’t there, look for full text or a PDF icon on the page to get to the article.

In the example from ProQuest, the full text is available in HTML text format and there is an option to download the article as PDF.

In the example from JSTOR, the first page is visible and there is an option to download the article as PDF.

Option to download article