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EXS300 Research Guide

Provides guidance for selecting credible sources and for understanding ethical research using human participants, including research protocol review by Institutional Review Boards.

Getting Full Text

There are three ways you can get the full text of an article when you have a citation.

A. The 3 methods:

1. Find a Journal -- gets you to all of the journals to which the Library subscribes. We pay for the journal access and you get access for free.

  • You searched by journal title in order to find a journal. Once you arrived at the journal, you then located the specific article that was needed.

2. Google Scholar - gets you to journal articles that are available without subscription on the Internet (and may get some subscription material via methods too complicated to explain here).

  • When searching Google Scholar, search for the specific item (e.g. article) you need. You do not search by journal title.
  • You search with an author's name combined with keywords in the article title. Or you might do an exact search for the article title by putting quote marks around the title.

3. Interlibrary Loan - is a solution for getting full articles that you cannot find for free using Journal Finder or Google Scholar.

  • You request articles, books, and more by filling out a form.

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