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Fridays@the Library: Tools for Literature Search or How to Become an Expert

How to find full text articles

1)  If you have been using Google, switch to Google Scholar and configure it to find the full-text articles the library subscribes to.  Instructions or Video directions

2) If you are searching one of the several hundred journal databases that the library subscribes to, click the Findit@MU icon in the citation to locate full text.  Video

3) If you have a citation (title of article, author, journal name) enter the title of the article into the Search and Find search box on the library homepage.  If you get too many citations, put quotation marks "around the title". This will force the database to search the title as an exact phrase. 

4) Use the Findit@MU linker to determine if an article is available full-text. Enter the title of the journal and then drill down to the correct year, volume, and issue.