IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A CITATION TO AN ARTICLE:
- Ask the librarian to recommend a database for you to research your subject
- If the librarian is not available, go to the tab above labeled, "How Do I Find Sources?" and begin with the "Databases" box
- Select citations for articles, not books (See the video in the drop-down menu under the tab, "Where Do I Begin?" for differences in article, book and book chapter citations)
IF YOU HAVE A CITATION TO AN ARTICLE:
- If the citation was in a database, return to the specific database, enter the title of the article and/or author and retrieve the citation
-- Look for a PDF Full Text link or a HTML Full Text link
-- Click on either link
- If full text links are not there:
-- Click the "360 Link to Full Text," if applicable
-- Then, click the "Article" link, if applicable
-- If the "Article" link is not there, click the "Journal" link
-- Next, additional links might have to be clicked, e.g., "year," "volume," "issue number" and/or "page numbers"
-- If these links are not there, continue to the next step
- Check the IUCAT to determine if the journal is available to you [See the box, "Journal/Volumes Are Listed in the Online Catalog (IUCAT)" under the next tab, "How Do I Find the Sources?]
-- If it is, determine if the issue you need is available. If it is, retrieve or get the issue.
-- If the journal is not in the IUCAT, continue to the next step
- Go to Google Scholar and enter the title of the article and/or the author's name
-- If a full text link to the article is not in this database, continue to the next step
- Request here for the library to get a photocopy of the article from another library through Illiad, our electronic interlibrary
- If you need additional information, click on the tabs at the top of this guide.