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    Getting to the full text

    Once you have found the citation of a journal article you're interested in, click on the Check for Full Text buttons found next to the citation, or run a journal title search in Trexler Library's Encompass Search.

        

      Reference works (good for generating topics and recommending sources)

      • Credo Reference
        Hundreds of authoritative dictionaries, encyclopedias, fact books, guides, companions and more from respected publishers across dozens of major subject areas.
      • Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture
        Newly revised and online, well-respected resource complete with recommended readings for further study.
      • Encyclopedia of Women and Society
        Covers the major theories, research, people, and issues in contemporary gender studies. Offers a cross-national/cross-cultural perspective that provides comparative analyses of the life experiences of men and women around the world.

      Finding primary documents

      Primary documents can be found abundantly by using any standard web search engine like Google. However, Encompass or WorldCat (see description below) can be good sources for primary documents published in book form.

      One excellent website offering access to primary documentation is Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database, sponsored by Emory University and others.

      Our library subscribes to a primary documents database called Early English Books Online, covering up to 1700, and Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO).

      Google Books contains a wealth of pre-copyright (pre-1923) materials.

      See also the footnotes of secondary sources, which often will point to primary documentation.

          

        Authoritative secondary commentary in books

        • Encompass Search
          Encompass Search searches for books and other resources, first in our own library, and then beyond, in other research libraries.

        Authoritative secondary commentary in articles

        • Academic Search Complete
          Full text access to scholarly and non-scholarly publications in a wide variety of disciplines and subject areas.
        • Anthropology Plus
          Citations to scholarly journals and books in anthropology, archaeology, and related fields. Use the Check for Full Text buttons to check for full text online or in the library.
        • Google Scholar
          May be used in conjunction with interlibrary loan. Access to full text is maximized by searching from the Muhlenberg network.
        • Historical Abstracts with Full Text
          Library subscription database. Standard index for peer-reviewed articles and scholarly books on Latin American history.
        • JSTOR
          Library subscription databse. Archive of the full text of numerous history journals from major academic presses.
        • Sage Journals Online
          A database of scholarly journals published by Sage, providing wide coverage in all disciplines, but particularly the social sciences. Full text for articles published 1999 to the present is linked directly in the database; otherwise, search the library catalog by journal titles to check for full text online or in the library.
        • Sociological Abstracts
          Citations to scholarly journal articles, books, book chapters, dissertations and more in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Use the Check for Full Text buttons to check for full text online or in the library.
        • Google Scholar
          May be used in conjunction with interlibrary loan. Access to full text is maximized by searching from the Muhlenberg network.

        Citing sources in Chicago style (foot/endnotes and bibliography format)

        For tips on citing print and electronic sources, visit Trexler Library's Citation Guides for Print and Electronic Resources.

        Or visit the Online Writing Lab at Purdue.

        The full text of the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed. is available to Muhlenberg College students here.

        For automated citation, try the shareware Zotero. Here is a user guide to Zotero. NOTE: In order to construct footnotes (as opposed to bibliography), the MS Word Plug-In is needed.

        Help with annotated bibliographies

        Visit Purdue's Online Writing Lab for definitions and format of an annotation.

            

          Articles via interlibrary loan

          Journal articles not found in Trexler Library can be ordered on interlibrary loan.

              
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