After you've searched for your topic in a database and found citations to articles, while still in the database, you'll usually see this button, near the citation.
Just click on and often you'll be taken directly to the full text (usually a PDF) of the article.
Below is a list of databases or electronic indexes that will allow you to search by topic keyword, author, etc. to find citations, abstracts, and full-articles from thousands of journals, magazines, and other sources.
Scopus is an abstract and citation database of research literature and quality web sources, including open access journals, conference proceedings, trade publications, abstracts, and patent records.
- Academic Search Complete
Or, for a more comprehensive search, search using the top article search box under the "articles & databases" tab on the library homepage.
- Google Scholar
Google Scholar Instructions are provided for setting up Find it at MU in your Google Scholar search. This will enable you to link from your Google search results to the full-text resources provided by the MU Libraries.
Coverage includes plant and animal sciences, forestry, human health and nutrition, veterinary medicine, agricultural biotechnology economics and engineering, rural sociology, recreation, tourism, and leisure. Includes access to CAB Archives.
- Environment Complete
Environment Complete covers agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, environmental technology & law, urban planning and more. It includes full-text from over 920 journals and 190 monographs.
- Fish, Fisheries and Aquatic Biodiversity Worldwide
Fish, Fisheries and Aquatic Biodiversity Worldwide provides citations and some abstracts on all aspects of ichthyology, fisheries, and related aspects of aquaculture.
GEOREF is the database of the American Geological Institute. It provides references to over 4,500 serial and other publications covering all aspects of geology and geophysics.
JSTOR is a full-text database consisting of the Arts and Sciences I, II, III, IV, Complement, Ecology & Botany and General Science Collections which provide access to the back files of over 300 scholarly journals from the sciences, social sciences and arts and humanities.
- SciFinder Scholar (Chemical Abstracts)
SciFinder Scholar contains a comprehensive database of chemical and chemical engineering literature including patents (1907 - date, with selected coverage back to 1878) and the CAS Registry with information on 18 million substances. Also useful for biotechnology, toxicology, environmental science, medicine, food science and nuclear science.
- Water Resources Abstracts
Water Resources Abstracts covers a wide range of water resource topics including water resource economics, conservation, control, hydrology, water planning, water cycle (precipitation), snow, groundwater, lakes, erosion), and water quality (pollution, waste treatment).
- Wildlife and Ecology Studies Worldwide
Wildlife and Ecology Studies Worldwide indexes literature on wild mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. All aspects of wildlife and wildlife management are covered.
Ellis Library also has a collection of recently published print journals. The newest print journals are arranged in alphabetical order on the shelves in the Reference stacks in Information Commons 2 (IC2), just north of the DVDs and East of the Government Documents. Older volumes/years are stored in the regular shelves of Ellis Library. To find older journals, you can look up the journal by name in MERLIN to get its call number.
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