Accessing a Copy of an Article
Once you have located a citation for an article in a database, there are several ways to get a copy of the article.
1. If you're lucky, there will be a link to the full-text article right below the citation in your search results. The link may be to a PDF or HTML copy, or it may link you to the publisher's web site.
2. Look for the link that says I Want to Request this Article or Chapter through Interlibrary Loan. Click on the link to fill out the form with your contact information. Click "Submit" and the request will come to the library so that we can locate the full-text for you. We will send the article via email to you usually within 1-3 days. There is no cost for this service.
MLA Directory of Periodicals
Open Access Database
"The aim of the Directory of Open Access Journals is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact." Over 3000 journals are housed at the DOAJ. The journals are either peer-reviewed or editorially monitored.
Article Databases for Literature
In order to access from off campus you will be prompted to log in.
Literary Reference Center Tutorial
Google Scholar (AU free access to subscription articles)
This searches across many scholarly Internet sources, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles. Google Scholar is especially useful for tracking down or verifying difficult or partial citations.
Typically one encounters a fee for accessing articles in Google Scholar or other search engines.
Google Scholar (or quick search below)