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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.


      If I want to publish my class project on the web, where can I find images, etc. that I can use without asking for permission?

      Consult Trexler Library's guide to Nonexclusively Licensed and Public Domain Images.


        Reference works (good for locating topics and getting recommendations of sources)

        • Credo Reference
          A subscription reference database including many well-known and respected reference works published ABC-CLIO, Routledge, and others.
        • Gale Literary Index
          A master index to most of the literary biography sketchbooks listed below.
        • Wikipedia
          A communally-written encyclopedia. Anyone can edit or contribute an entry, at any time. Excellent for locating controversies on a topic and getting ideas for research papers. The bibliographies often point to scholarly resources. Not itself a scholarly source per se, with no authority control. Compare with Scholarpedia.
        • Encyclopedia of Food and Culture
          A respected starting place for scholarly study of foodways.
        • Oxford Companion to Food
          Ref Collection 703 T948d
        • International Encyclopedia of Dance
          Ref Collection
        • New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians
          Ref Collection 780.3 N532n
        • Dictionary of Art
          Ref Collection 703 T948d

        Primary and secondary works as published in books

        • WorldCat
          Catalog of books and documents in libraries throughout the world. Watch especially for the AREA LIBRARIES designation.

        Primary source materials from periodicals of the time

        • Academic Search Complete
          (late 1980s to present) Mostly magazines and scholarly journals.
        • LexisNexis Academic
          Mostly newspapers.
        • Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature (1900-present)
          Reference Room Index Shelves, Level A, Trexler Library
        • 19th Century Masterfile
          Citations to Anglo-American nineteenth century newspapers, periodicals, books, and goverment documents

        Secondary research published as journal articles--often authoritative

        • Academic Search Complete
          A subscription database. Good starting place for journals, and 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.
        • Omnifile
          (WilsonWeb) A subscription database. Includes extensive full text, from both popular and scholarly periodicals.
        • Art Full Text
          A subscription database. Standard index for art history, with indexing and abstracts from early 1900s-present. Some full text.
        • RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
          A subscription database. Standard index for music scholarship: articles, books, and book chapters. Some links to full text.

        Web search engines, directories, and selected site--especially good for primary sources

        • Google
          Non-selective. One of the largest web crawlers.

        Citing sources

        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.


            Evaluating resources

            Visit Trexler Library's Evaluating Resources page.


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