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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 find introductions to my research topic, with recommended resources for further research?
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.
How do I locate scholarly books?
Encompass Search searches for books and other resources, first in our own library, and then beyond, in other research libraries.
How do I preview books online?
Previews of content. Use in conjunction with interlibrary loan.
How do I locate peer-reviewed (scholarly) journal articles?
May be used in conjunction with interlibrary loan. Access to full text is maximized by searching from the Muhlenberg network.
Articles and books via interlibrary loan