Some databases provide the full text of some articles, but not all. If the full text is not provided, look up the journal title in the MERLIN Catalog to see if we subscribe and get the call number, or check Find it At MU to see if full text is provided elsewhere. If you can’t find what you need, please Ask a Librarian. Use the MERLIN Catalog to locate books in the MU Libraries. Use the MOBIUS Catalog to request books from other academic libraries in Missouri. Again, if you can’t find what you need, please Ask a Librarian.
Put an AND between words when you want to find all the words: Atlanta AND travel Put an OR between words when you’d be happy with one word or the other or both: Atlanta and (travel OR tourism) Use truncation symbols or wildcards to search for variants. E.g., tour* retrieves tour, tours, tourist, tourists, tourism, touring , etc. If you get too much, limit your search to subject headings or descriptors . To find primary sources in library catalogs, look for the following words in the subject headings: correspondence, diaries, personal narratives, sources.
MLA style manuals are available at the Reference Desk. If you use articles you obtained in full-text version directly from a library database, the citation protocol will be different than if you had found the article in paper copy in the library. Consult EbscoHost's MLA Style Guide for full-text articles in databases.