Getting the Articles
When searching for articles, you may find the full-text of an article linked in the database. If not:
- Most databases have a Check for Full Text buttons. Click the link to check our holdings.
- If there is not a Check for Full Text buttons, search Encompass to see if we have access to the full text in print or through another database.
If we do not have access to the article you need, request the article via Interlibrary Loan:
- Many databases have a Request on Interlibrary Loan or Request Item link or button. Click here to fill out a request form.
- If the database does not have an ILL link embedded, go to the Library Homepage -- Services -- Interlibrary Loan. Fill out the form. NOTE: Interlibrary Loan can take anywhere from a few day to a few weeks. Plan accordingly.
Citing Your Sources
No matter where your information comes from, you always need to cite your sources.
To find information about how and why to cite, including examples of the most frequently used citation styles (APA, Chicago, and MLA), go to the Cite Sources section on the Library homepage. Copies of style manuals are available at the Reference Desk in Trexler Library.
For additional information on citation styles, see the Writer's Handbook from the University of Wisconsin--Madison: http://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/Documentation.html.
Are you interested in gathering and organizing sources as you research? Try Zotero - a research tool for managing your references. For more information on installing and using Zotero, go to https://www.zotero.org/