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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.
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Encyclopedias to Recommend Sources
Encyclopedia of Mormonism
Trexler Library Reference 289.303 E56o
Published by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons).
Encyclopedia of Religion
The second edition of a resource that is considered a standard reference in the field. Presents a cross-cultural approach that emphasizes religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture. The original 2,750 entries have been retained, many heavily updated, and approximately 600 entirely new articles have been added by an international team of scholars and contributors.
Encyclopaedia of the Qur'¯an
Trexler Library Reference 297.12203 E56o
New Catholic Encyclopedia (2002)
Trexler Library Reference 289.03 N532c
Published by the Roman Catholic Church.
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.
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. Standard index for religious studies. Some full text.
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.
Recent archive of journals from a number of academic presses.
Finding out more about a journal
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