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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.


      What reference works could prove useful?

      • The Course Textbook
      • American Journalism
        Trexler Library level A, call #071 M921a
        Discussion of the major papers of the Colonial era.
      • Colonial American Newspapers: Character and Content
        Trexler Library level A, call #071.309 C782c
        Discussion of the major papers of the Colonial era.

      How do I locate digital versions of short or long runs of newspapers of the day?

      How do I interlibrary loan microfilm copy of most any newspaper of the Colonial era?

      • WorldCat
        Catalog of microform copies of newspapers in libraries throughout the world. Use in conjunction with interlibrary loan.

      How do I locate peer-reviewed (scholarly) journal articles about newspaper?

      • America: History and Life
        Index to historical research about U.S. history, 1492-present. Links through "Get It" to JSTOR and Project Muse.
      • 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.
      • JSTOR
        Archive of scholarly journals. All disciplines are represented.

      Web search engines and directories

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

      Style guides

      For tips on citing print and electronic sources in the Chicago style, visit Trexler Library's Citation Guides for Print and Electronic Resources. For a more complete guide to the Chicago style, visit Purdue University's Online Writing Lab.

      For automated citation, try the shareware Zotero. Here is a user guide.


        Articles via interlibrary loan

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


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