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Geography Resources: Finding Articles

What is a Database?

A database is an online index to magazine and journal articles, book chapters, etc. Databases often provide access to full-text of articles.

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Search Discover @ MU for articles, books, and more!



Find a Specific Article

If you have an article citation use this link to find the full-text or print copy of article.


Use a database to retrieve citations to journal articles. Use Findit@MU linker to determine whether articles are available in full text (print or online). If not available in full text at MU, use Inter-Library Loan to obtain copies of articles from other libraries.

The interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary nature of Geography requires that you use other discplinary databases to do a comprehensive literature review.

Finding the Full-text of an Article

Some databases provide links to the full-text of articles.  For ones that do not provide a link to full-text, look for the linker button,

Once you click the linker button you will be linked to the article full-text online. If the full-text is not available online, check the Library Catalog for print copies of articles.  If we don't have the full-text of an article online or in print, you can order it via Interlibrary loan.

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