Some databases, but not most, have direct PDF or HTML links to articles. For many databases you will need to look for the linker button,
When you click this button it will automatically take you to a screen where you will have three options
If we don't have an article online or in print in the library, you can order it via MOBIUS or Interlibrary Loan Service. In most cases you will receive your article online via your MU e-mail account within a few business hours. Interlibrary Loan requests bring in materials from out of state, and can take a few days. There is no charge for this service.
TOP SEARCH TIPS -- applicable in almost all databases
All databases and search engines, including Google, are based on what is called "Boolean logic," using the connectors AND, OR, and to a much lesser extent, NOT. If you understand what a database is doing behind the scenes, it will help you devise a better search to find what you need.
Click here to see a YouTube video that illustrates Boolean logic.
Example thesis question: What impact do video games have on the education of teenagers?
Our example search would look something like this:
("video games") AND (teen* OR adolescen* OR "young adult*) AND (education OR literacy)