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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.
Hundreds of authoritative dictionaries, encyclopedias, fact books, guides, companions and more from respected publishers across dozens of major subject areas.
A communally-written encyclopedia. Anyone can edit or contribute an entry, at any time. Excellent for locating controversies on a topic and getting ideas for research papers. The bibliographies often point to scholarly resources. Not itself a scholarly source per se, with no authority control. Compare with Scholarpedia.
Europe 1450 to 1789: Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World
Trexler Library Reference 940.203 D515e
Signed articles. Invited authors.
The Encyclopedia of European social history from 1350 to 2000
Ref Collection 306.09403 E56o
Approaches European history through a sociological lens, with an eye for the middle and lower classes: major themes of family, religion, and health.
Cambridge Histories Online
A reference collection of over 300 volumes spanning fifteen subject areas across the humanities and social sciences, with a concentration on political and cultural history, literature, philosophy, religious studies, music and the arts
Encompass Search searches for books and other resources, first in our own library, and then beyond, in other research libraries.
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.
A subscription database. Includes extensive full text, scholarly. Intended as a deep archive. Excludes current five years.
A subscription database. Includes extensive full text, scholarly.
An open-access search engine that looks for content it identifies as "scholarly" on the free web. 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. Be sure to check library catalog to see if Muhlenberg has access to the full text.
Historical Abstracts with Full Text
A subscription database. Standard index for art history, with indexing and abstracts from early 1900s-present. Some full text.
Web search engines and directories
Authoritativeness will vary. Assess author and institutional affiliation.
Articles and books via interlibrary loan