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Research Tutorials

Library Tutorial on Article Searching in the Catalog

View this video tutorial on searching for articles in the Holy Names University Library catalog.

This tutorial covers:

  • using search filters
  • selecting "Peer Reviewed" articles 
  • locating the full-text PDF to download articles onto your device 

We also cover what to do when the HNU Library does not have access to a PDF of the article you want.

Find Articles in the Library Catalog


To access articles available through the HNU library, start by selecting the "Articles" tab to begin your search!

Selecting article tab from HNU Library search box


After beginning your search on the library homepage, you will be directed to a search results page

with a list of articles that match your search terms.


The next step to accessing articles is to use the filter options:

  • Make sure "Articles" is selected under the Format filter; 
  • Select "Holy Names University" under the Library filter; 
  • Then "Full Text" under the Content filter

HNU library catalog search limiters

Access & Download Articles

To access an individual article click on the link to "View Full Text” 

Click the View Full Text button from HNU Library Catalog


Before being directed to the database where your article is located you will be asked to login with your HNU credentials.

HNU Login Screen

  HNU Login  

username: firstname_lastname
password: ..................
*same as your password*
[usually your 7 digit student ID# + HNU!]



Once you have been directed to the database where the article is located, click on the link "PDF Full Text

Click on PDF Full Text link



Once you have opened the link to view the"PDF Full Text” click on the link to
"Download PDF” to download the article to your device.
EBSCO download PDF button