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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

      • Credo Reference
        Hundreds of authoritative dictionaries, encyclopedias, fact books, guides, companions and more from respected publishers across dozens of major subject areas.
      • Kodansha Encyclopedia of Japan
        Location: Trexler Library level C call # 952 K76

      How do I locate scholarly books on my topic?

      • Google Books
        Portions or full text are available for some books. Use WorldCat to acquire the full text of recent scholarly texts where only snippets are available online.
      • WorldCat
        Available by library subscription. Catalog of books and documents in research libraries throughout the world. Watch especially for the AREA LIBRARIES designation. Use in conjunction with interlibrary loan.

      How do I locate scholarly articles (chapters or journal articles) on my topic?

      • Academic Search Complete
        Available by library subscription. Limit to "peer reviewed" or "academic journals" to get at the scholarly journals.
      • ATLA Religion
        Available by library subscription. Specific to religion studies. Use caution here: not all sources included here are scholarly.
      • Google Scholar
        Free resource. Some full text may be available, especially when searching from campus where library-subscribed full text is often linked directly to Google Scholar. The surest way to verify all points of Muhlenberg access to any full text is to run a journal title search in the library catalog for the article in question.
      • JSTOR
        Available by library subscription. Archive from Stanford University of scholarly journals in all subject areas.

      What about authoritative websites?

      Citing sources and compiling an annotated bibliography

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

      Help in writing annotated bibliographies in the Chicago style can be found here.

      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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