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Respiratory Care Research Guide

Use this guide to find peer-reviewed articles on health and medicine.

Introduction

This page answers two questions: "Where is the full article?" and "What if I can't find the full article online anywhere?"

  • Below you'll learn how to use Journal Finder to locate the full text of an article for which you only have the citation.
  • When the full article cannot be found online, you'll learn how to use Interlibrary Loan to request that the Mundt Library get the article for you.

Use Journal Finder to Find Full Article - in medical journal

What if you have found only a citation and abstract for an article, and you need the full article?

Your next step is to find out whether you can get the full article in another of the library's databases. To do that, use the Journal Finder. You can always find the link to Journal Finder on the Mundt Library homepage.

Journal Finder will tell you if the Mundt Library has access to the journal or magazine you need -- either 1) online in another database or 2)  in print in the library.

HOW TO USE JOURNAL FINDER.

  • Do a search for the title of the journal or magazine (not the title of the article!).
  • If your search in Journal Finder produces results, pay attention to what years of the magazine/journal are available in each database or in the library. Then link to a database to get to the journal article you need. Note: If in the results you find a link labeled "Dakota State University print holdings" then the article is in print in the library rather than online.

EXAMPLE 1--    I discover the following article while doing my research, but I have only this citation (not the full article):

Chapman, Harold. Toward Lung Regeneration.The New England Journal of Medicine 364,19 (May 12, 2011): 1867-1868.

The article is in the journal called The New England Journal of Medicine. With this information, I can go to Journal Finder and search for New England Journal of Medicine. If the title is found, Journal Finder indicates in which databases it's available and for which years.

When I search for New England Journal of Medicine, I get the following results in Journal Finder:

The New England journal of medicine  (0028-4793)     

from 09/19/1996 to 3 months ago in Discovery and ProQuest Research Library
from 1972-1977, 03/01/1981 to present in Dakota State University’s Print Holdings

By clicking on the link to Proquest Research Library, I get to a list of issues of New England Journal of Medicine and can select the May 12, 2011 issue. I can then find the specific article in that issue that I need in order to link to the full article.

NOTE: When linking into a database, you will be required to login with your library ID and password.

EXAMPLE 2--    I discover the following article while doing my research, but I have only this citation (not the full article):

Hewitt DJ. Can Reactive Airways Dysfunction Syndrome (RADS) Be Iatrogenic? Respiratory Care. 2011 Aug;56(8):1188-94.

The article is in the journal called Respiratory Care. With this information, I can go to Journal Finder and search for Respiratory Care. If the title is found, Journal Finder indicates in which databases it's available and for which years.

When I search for Respiratory Care, I get the following results in Journal Finder:

Respiratory care  (0020-1324)

from 1984 to present in Dakota State University’s Print Holdings

 

  • If your search produces results only in "Dakota State University's print holdings," then Madison campus students will go to the Library to get the article. Those who are at a university center or are distance students may request the item through Interlibrary Loan.
  • If your search in Journal Finder produces 0 results, the Library does not have the magazine or journal. To get the article you need, make an Interlibrary Loan Request and the Library will get the article for you from another library.

Request Item through Interlibrary Loan

Request "Interlibrary Loan" when you need materials (journal articles, books, etc.) that are not available in the Mundt Library and are not accessible online through the Library Catalog or through Journal Finder.

  • NOTE TO DISTANCE STUDENTS: Distance students may use the Interlibrary Loan forms to request delivery of materials to them -- whether located in the Mundt Library or in another library.

Interlibrary Loan is a service in which libraries borrow from and loan materials to other libraries.

  • You will receive journal articles electronically via email or a weblink.
  • Hardcopy items such as books are mailed to the Mundt Library where they are picked up by Madison campus students or they are mailed to distance students.

Information about Interlibrary Loan may be found on the Interlibrary Loan webpage.  You can also find the Interlibrary Loan webpage by using the "Services" dropdown link on the top of the library homepage.

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