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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 for topic narrowing and recommended bibliography

      How do I locate scholarly articles on my topic?

      • Academic Search Complete
        Limit to "peer reviewed" or "academic journals" to get at the scholarly journals.
      • America: History & Life with Full Text
        The definitive database of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. With selective indexing for 1,700 journals from 1964 to present, this database is without question the most important bibliographic reference tool for students and scholars of U.S. and Canadian history. Full text journals include American Historical Review, American 19th Century History, American Studies, Early American Studies, Journal of American Culture, Journal of American History, Journal of Early American History, and Journal of Military History.
      • ATLA Religion
        Specific to religion studies. Use caution here: not all sources included here are scholarly.
      • JSTOR
        Archive from Stanford University of scholarly journals in all subject areas.
      • Sage Journals Online
        All full text. All academic. Covers many of the social sciences including studies of popular culture.

      How do I locate scholarly books on my topic?

      • Encompass Search
        Use in conjunction with interlibrary loan to acquire the full text.
      • Google Books
        Use in conjunction with interlibrary loan to acquire 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.


        Articles via interlibrary loan

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


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