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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.
How do I locate websites with varying viewpoints on my topic--that are not news sites?
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.
How do I locate scholarly articles on my topic?
Academic Search Complete
Limit to "peer reviewed" or "academic journals" to get at the scholarly journals.
Specific to religion studies. Use caution here: not all sources included here are scholarly.
Encompass Search (advanced)
An umbrella search across multiple databases.
May be used in conjunction with interlibrary loan. Access to full text is maximized by searching from the Muhlenberg network.
Archive from Stanford University of scholarly journals in all subject areas.
Sage Journals Online
All full text. All academic. Covers many of the social sciences including studies of popular culture.
Indexing of scholarly articles in sociology.
How do I identify authorial agendas and track the scholarly conversation?
UlrichsWeb Global Serials Directory
"Ulrichsweb is an easy to search source of detailed information on more than 300,000 periodicals (also called serials) of all types: academic and scholarly journals, e-journals, peer-reviewed titles, popular magazines, newspapers, newsletters, and more."
Articles and books via interlibrary loan