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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 topic-generating and recommending sources)

      • Credo Reference
        Available through library subscription. Contains several hundred academic-audience reference works.
      • Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion
        Available in print copy in Trexler Library, call # 391.003 E56o, level B.
      • Fashion, Costume, and Culture
        Available by library subscription. Lengthy entries on fashion grouped by era (1960s, etc.).
      • St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture
        Available by library subscription. Many entries on fashion, in the context of pop culture.

      Scholarly books and primary documents

      Example histories:

      Survey of Historic Costume
      Trexler Library call # 391.009 T699s, level B

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

      Primary documents

      Images in any fashion book or article. Images from the web. See especially the book 20th Century Fashion: 100 Years of Apparel Ads, Trexler Library level B, 659.19687 N666t

      • New York Times Archive 1857-1922 via Proquest
      • New York Times Archive 1923-2013 via Proquest
      • Reader's Guide Retrospective
        Available by library subscription.
      • Times Digital Archive
        Since its first publication in 1785, The Times (London) has become one of the most preeminent, global daily (except Sundays) newspapers of the 18th- through early 21st-centuries centuries, covering international events, people, places, politics, business news, opinion and debate, entertainment and advertising. The Times Digital Archive makes this highly regarded resource available in an easy-to-navigate, fully-searchable online resource containing every page of every issue within the range of years displayed in the product banner.

      Online books

      • Google Books
        An excellent source for full-text of primary documents as they appear in public domain (pre-1923) books and magazines.

      Scholarly journal articles

      • Academic Search Complete
        A library 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.
      • JSTOR
        A library subscription database. Archive from Stanford University of scholarly journals in all subject areas.
      • America: History & Life with Full Text
        A library subscription database. Standard index for North American history. Some full text.
      • Historical Abstracts with Full Text
        A library subscription database. Standard index for European history. Some full text.

      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.

      Citing sources and compiling an annotated bibliography

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

      For automated citation, try the shareware Zotero.


        Writing a source review

        One strategy for writing a source review is to think of it as an amplified annotation, employing the organization described here.


          Articles via interlibrary loan

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


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