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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

      Popular sources: newspapers and magazines

      • Academic Search Complete
        A subscription database. Includes the full text of many popular magazines including Time, New Yorker, etc.

      Scholarly books

      • Google Books
        Previews of many books. May be used in conjunction with interlibrary loan.
      • WorldCat
        Catalog of books and documents in libraries throughout the world. Use in conjunction with interlibrary loan.

      Scholarly articles

      • Academic Search Complete
        A subscription database. Good starting place for journals from every discipline. Includes the full text of about 3000 journals. Limit to "peer reviewed" to find only scholarly articles. Back issues of journals begin as early as 1990. Recent issues may not be included yet, due to publisher agreement. Journals held in Trexler Library are marked accordingly.
      • JSTOR
        Archive (five year old and prior) of scholarly journals across the discipllines. Search engine is a bit clunky.
      • America: History & Life with Full Text
        A subscription database for U.S. history.
      • Historical Abstracts with Full Text
        A subscription database for non-U.S. history.
      • MLA International Bibliography
        A subscription database for literary criticism, film criticism, and theater criticism.
      • PsycINFO
        A subscription database for psychology
      • Sociological Abstracts
        A subscription database. Standard index for sociology.

      Search engines

      • Google
        Non-selective. One of the largest web crawlers.
      • Google Scholar
        An open-access web crawler that looks for content it identifies as "scholarly." Emphasis is on books and journal articles. Intended as a "federated search" to search across disciplines (weighted toward sciences and social sciences). Not always full text. Check our Journal Locator (see above) to see if Muhlenberg has access to the full text.

      Creating a bibliography

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

      For automated citation, try the shareware Zotero.


        Articles via interlibrary loan

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


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