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Locate article full text from within a database

 

Clicking the MHLinks button for an article will help you locate the full text.

  • If available online: click direct link to go to the full text article online
  • If available in print: double check the years the library owns, find the article in print alphabetically by title (recent journals are in the reading room, older journals are on floor 2)
  • If neither option is available at MHC: click "request via Illiad" to have it delivered electronically through inter-library loan.

Determine if an artilce is "peer reviewed" or "scholarly"

Scholarly journals are also called academic, peer-reviewed, or refereed journals. They are journals that submit articles to several other scholars, experts, or academics (peers) in the field for review and comment. These reviewers must agree that the article represents properly conducted original research or writing before it can be published.

What to look for:

  • abstract (descriptive summary)
  • footnotes or bibliographies
  • institutions author(s) are from, ex. universities, research institutions, think tanks 
  • main point is to report on original research or experimentation

EXAMPLES OF SCHOLARLY JOURNALS:

American Economic Review

Applied Geography

Archives of Sexual Behavior

JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association

Journal of Theoretical Biology

From Cornell Univeristy: Distinguishing Scholarly Journals from Other Periodicals

Locate full text from the title, author and date information

  1. Search for your article in Discover (if you don't find it there, try Google Scholar)
  2. Use the MHLinks button to locate the full text.
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