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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

      • Encyclopedia of European Social History from 1350 to 2000
        Trexler Library, B level, call # 306.09403 E56o
        Coverage of an array of topics of social interest at the time of the WWI.
      • World War I: Encyclopedia
        Trexler Library, C level, call # 940.303 T894w

      Primary sources (sources published contemporaneously with the War)

      Encyclopedia Britannica 11th ed. (Trexler Library, A level, call # 032 E56).
      Vols. 1-29 published 1910. Update (volumes 30-32) published 1922.

      Foreign Relations of the United States (Trexler Library, A level, Govt. Documents call # S1.1)
      Primary documentation of U.S. foreign relations. Indexed by country.

      Google Books
      Search can be limited to wartime publications.

      [London] Times Digital Archive

      Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications (Trexler Library, A level, end of Govt. Documents section)
      Listing of U.S. government documents, by year and then by subject. Full text of documents can be retrieved either through our library catalog, through Google Books, or on interlibrary loan.

      New York Times (microfilm, Trexler Library level A; index at call # 071.471 N532y)
      Coverage 1857-2010.

      Papers of Woodrow Wilson (Trexler Library, A level, call # 973.913 W754pa)

      Readers Guide Retrospective
      Coverage 1890-1982. Index of popular press periodicals, many of which can be found hard-copy in the library. Interlibrary loan is also an option for titles we don't carry.

      World War I Document Archive
      Hosted by Brigham Young University.


        Book-length studies

        Specific titles:

        The Great War, by Ian Beckett (Trexer Library, level C, call # 940.3 B394g)
        The Experience of World War I, by J.M. Winter (Trexler Library, level C, call #940.3 W785e)
        The First World War, by Hew Strachan (Trexler Library, level C, call #940.3 S894f)


          Scholarly journal articles

          • 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.
          • 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 Journal Locator to see if Muhlenberg has access to the full text.
          • America: History & Life with Full Text
            Available through library subscription. Standard index for U.S. and Canadian history. Links to full text or interlibrary loan.
          • Historical Abstracts with Full Text
            A subscription database. Standard index for European history, but emphasis is on post-1492. Some full text links.

          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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