There are various ways of finding articles published in e-journals. SmartCat gives access to all journals and articles the library has access to, but direct access through so-called full-text databases and indirect access through so-called bibliographic databases is also possible. These databases can be found under 'E-resources' on the Library portal.
Bibliographic databases are generally geared to a specific discipline and offer therefore several advantages over SmartCat, which is an interdisciplinary search engine.
In most bibliographic databases the University Library has provided a link from the bibliographic reference to the full text of the article or e-book. By using the Get It! button you can check whether you, as a RUG student, actually have access to the text. In other words, whether the Library has a licence for the e-book or e-journal.
In addition, full-text databases offer their own links to the text in PDF or HTML.
If you are looking for a specific article (a so-called 'known item') you can use SmartCat to find it. You can search for it using the article title and/or the author‘s name.
If you are looking for articles on a particular subject, go to ‘Advanced Search’ and type in keyword or subject. Then go to the filter options in the left-hand menu to select articles only.