If you have not begun your research and the librarian is not available, begin by retrieving the "Resources by Subject" list (see "Databases" below). Select the subject link that covers your subject and pick a database to begin searching for citations.
If you know which database to search, click the "Resources A-Z" link below and select the database by name. Do a search and select appropriate citations.
After you have selected a citation in a database, consult the "Full Text Links" box on this page to learn how to retrieve the full text, if available.
If the full text is not in a database, search the online catalog, IUCAT, to possibly find a print copy of the article. Check the box, "Journals/Volumes Are Listed in the Online Catalog (IUCAT)," on this page.
If the article is not in the database you are using, look up the title of the article in Google Scholar. Read the tips in the "Google Scholar" box below.
IF YOU DO NOT KNOW THE TITLE OF A DATABASE TO SEARCH AND YOU DO NOT HAVE A CITATION TO AN ARTICLE:
IF YOU KNOW THE TITLE OF THE DATABASE YOU WANT TO SEARCH:
IF YOU GOT A CITATION TO AN ARTICLE FROM A DATABASE, THE ARTICLE MAY BE CONNECTED TO A FULL TEXT LINK.
You may find different types of full text links below or to the side of citations in databases. However, they are not in every database. Below are listed various types.
HTML FULL TEXT LINK
PDF FULL TEXT LINK
360 LINK TO FULL TEXT
After clicking the "360 Link to Full Text:"
-- "Article" is a direct connection to the full text.
-- Under "Journal," additional links, e.g. "issue number" or "page number," must be clicked before retrieving the full text.
IF YOU HAVE A CITATION FOR AN ARTICLE:
IF YOU HAVE A CITATION FOR AN ARTICLE