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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.


      Finding primary documents

      One excellent website offering access to primary documentation is Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database, sponsored by Emory University and others.

      See also a library subscription database titled Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive.

      Then there is the archive of works published in English prior to 1700, called Early English Books Online, and for the eighteenth century, Eighteenth Century Collections Online, both made available through library subscription.

      Google Books is a rich source for primary documents.


        Reference works (good for generating topics and recommending sources)

        • Credo Reference
          A collection of several hundred reputable encyclopedias. Available by library subscription.
        • Wikipedia
          Unsigned articles. Seek corroboration.

        Authoritative primary and secondary commentary in books

        • Encompass Search
          One-stop shopping for books and articles. Especially useful is the title of the article or book is known.

        Authoritative secondary commentary in articles

        • Academic Search Complete
          Library subscription database. Standard index for peer-reviewed articles across the disciplines. Includes many full-text articles.
        • America History & Life
          Library subscription database. Standard index for North American history 1492-present.
        • Google Scholar
          Multi-disciplinary. Use in conjunction with interlibrary loan for materials not in full-text.
        • Historical Abstracts with Full Text
          A subscription database. Standard index for European history, but emphasis is on post-1492. Some full text links.
        • JSTOR
          Library subscription database. Peer-reviewed journals only. Multi-discipline.

        Websites more likely to be scholarly

        • Google Scholar
          May be used in conjunction with interlibrary loan. Access to full text is maximized by searching from the Muhlenberg network.

        Citing sources in Chicago style (foot/endnotes and bibliography format)

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

        Or visit the Online Writing Lab at Purdue. See especially the guide for compiling annotated bibliographies.

        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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