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Getting the Articles
To get the full-text of an article:
If you are in a library database with "Get-it" buttons, click on "Get-it." This button will take you the full text of your article or tell you that the full text cannot be found. If the full text is not available from Trexler Library, interlibrary loan the book or article.
If you have citation information for the article (journal title, year, title, etc.), type the information about your article in the article finder on the library website. If the library subscribes to the full text, you will be directed to the article. If not, you can request a copy of the article via interlibrary loan.
If Trexler Library does not have access to the full text of the article, search Google Scholar by article title to see if the author has made a copy freely available online. Look to the far right of the article's title to see if there is a link to a freely available copy.
Finding Entries in Reference Sources
Hundreds of authoritative dictionaries, encyclopedias, fact books, guides, companions and more from respected publishers across dozens of major subject areas.
Encyclopedia of the Paranormal
Reference 133.03 S819e
Skeptic Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience
Reference 503 S553s v.1-2
Encyclopedia of Anthropology
This five-volume Encyclopedia of Anthropology is a unique collection of over 1000 entries that focuses on topics in physical/ biological anthropology, archaeology, cultural/social anthropology, linguistics, and applied anthropology. Also included are relevant articles on geology, paleontology, biology, evolution, sociology, psychology, philosophy, and theology.
Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology
Covers recent and historical phenomena, topics, concepts, cults, personalities, organizations, and publications associated with the fields of occultism and parapsychology. Includes over 2,000 biographies of prominent individuals and personalities in these fields; country entries on the development of occultism and parapsychology; and pro and con narrative on some of the controversial topics.
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.
Google has digitized millions of books, some of which are freely available online. Muhlenberg affiliated atrons of Trexler Library can interlibrary loan books not freely available as full text.
Search catalogs from libraries across the country and around the globe. Publication title level search only - no articles or chapters. Items owned by Trexler Library show a Muhlenberg College library icon. Request items not owned by Trexler Library directly through WorldCat using the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) button. Items generally take 4-14 days to arrive.
Academic Search Complete
Large and diverse database that covers most academic disciplines that contains both scholarly and non-academic resources. Includes many articles in full text.
May be used in conjunction with interlibrary loan. Access to full text is maximized by searching from the Muhlenberg network.
Searchable collections of full-text journals from a wide variety of disciplines
Indexing of journals and books of philosophy from 1940 to present, with links to full text.
Indexes and abstracts professional and academic literature in psychology and related disciplines.
ScienceDirect Journals: Health, Life, Physical, Social, and Behavioral Sciences
A database of 2,000+ full-text Elsevier journals in the areas of health, life, and physical sciences, social, and behavioral sciences from 1995 to the present.
Articles and books via interlibrary loan