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Need help with your research?


Kelly Cannon
Outreach and Scholarly
Communication Librarian,
Humanities & Business
Subject Specialist

phone: 484-664-3602


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.

Evaluating resources

Visit Trexler Library's Evaluating Resources page.


    Where can I go for brainstorming and narrowing a topic?

    • Wikipedia
      A good source for brainstorming for ideas, and narrowing a topic. A communally-edited site. Non-scholarly. Compare this resource to Scholarpedia.

    How do I find scholarly introductions to my paper topic?

    history and culture of Latin America. . .

    How do I locate scholarly books?

    How do I preview books online?

    • Google Books
      Google Books is a rich source of full-text documents (books and other materials) published prior to 1923 that are now in the public domain.

    How do I locate peer-reviewed (scholarly) journal articles (in Spanish and English)?

    • Academic Search Complete
      A subscription database. Good starting place for journals, and includes the full text of about 3000 journals. Limit to "peer reviewed" to find only scholarly articles. Back issues of journals begin as early as 1990. Recent issues may not be included yet, due to publisher agreement. Journals held in Trexler Library are marked accordingly. English only.
    • JSTOR
      A subscription database. Includes extensive full text, from scholarly periodicals across the disciplines. English, Portuguese, Spanish.
    • 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. Check our catalog to see if Muhlenberg has access to the full text. English, Portuguese, Spanish.
    • PRISMA
      Index and full text to journals published in and about Latin America, across the disciplines. English, Portuguese, Spanish.
    • Historical Abstracts with Full Text
      Index to historical research about Latin America and Spain. English, Portuguese, Spanish.
    • Sociological Abstracts
      Index to sociological research. English, Portuguese, Spanish.

    Web search engines and directories

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

    Citing Sources

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

    For automated citation, try the shareware Zotero.


      Interlibrary Loan

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


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